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^PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 



REGULAR MEETING 

Municipal Railway Headquarters 
2640 Geary Boulevard 

6 :00 P.M. 
--/January 8, 199 1 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Enaineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency an<" 
Productivity 

Personnel and Trainina 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



91-00] 



Call to Order: 6:16 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Commissioner Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of December 11, 1990 and the special meeting of December 17, 
1990 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0001 WD Approving the AB797 Water Urban Manaaement Update 
and authorizing the General Manager of the Water 
Department to forward the approved AB797 Update to 
the California Department of Water Resources as 
required by law. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0002 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $51,615.72. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0003 WD Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Water Department, 
totalling $126 ,589 .83. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0004 FM Approving collection of charqes for damages for the 
month of November, 1990 against the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway from miscellaneous debtors in the 
amount of $38,447.46 and write-off compromise 
reductions for comparative negligence in the amount 
of $2,569.41; and Hetch Hetchy Water & Power 
collections from miscellaneous debtors in the amount 
of $160 . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 






91-002 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0005 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-2029, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Clay Street 
between Webster and Baker Streets; approving Debit 
Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$797.50; and authorizing final payment in the amount 
of $11,600.13 to the Contractor, P & M Pipelines. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0006 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-2045, 425 Mason 
Street-Sidewalk Freight Elevator Replacement; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 2 in the 
amount of $19,000; and authorizing final payment in 
the amount of $3,076.90 to the Contractor, Imoerial 
Elevator Co . , Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded hy Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0007 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Deoartment Contract No. 
WD-2058, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Fourth Street between Market and Townsend Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0008 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Contract No. 
HH-827, Moccasin Afterbay Improvements. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, i^nin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0009 HH Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Contract Mo. HH-780R, 
O 1 Shaughnessy Campground Facilities; approvinq 
Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$3,052.54; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $12,989.13 to the Contractor, INA 
Construction . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



91-003 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0010 HH Authorizing and approving the substitution of 

subcontractor Delaney Trucking for Gary Vaz Trucking 
to perform the trucking under Hetch Hetchy Water and 
Power Contract No. HH-817R, O 1 Shaughnessy Dam Leach 
Field. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0011 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Contract No. 
HH-821, Early Intake Dam Sluice Gate Well Repairs, 
in the amount of $(52,430 to Webco-Paci f ic, Inc., 
Santa Clara, CA . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0012 MR Authorizing and approving the substitution of 

subcontractor, Interstate Grading and Paving, Inc. 
for A & E Paving, Inc. to perform the paving work 
under San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-881, No. 31 Balboa Electrification - Trolley 
Coach Overhead Construction. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Touoin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0013 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-1035, Kirkland Motor Coach Facility - Security 
Fencing & Gates . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0014 PD Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of November, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



91-004 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0015 UEB Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to negotiate and execute a professional 
services agreement with LS Transit Systems, Inc. to 
provide rail engineering services on a task by task 
basis, for an amount not-to-exceed $1 , 000, 000 for a 
term of two years . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0016 FM Authorizing the Director of Finance to execute 
Amendment Mo. 1 to the Professional Services 
Agreement with J. W. Leas & Associates in an amount 
not-to-exceed $30,000 for the development of new 
procedures for the Municipal Railway to maintain the 
Electronic Registering Farebox (ERF) system. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commiss ion . 



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New Business 



President Rodis requested monthly summary reports on the activities 
of the different departments, bureaus and Office of the General 
Manager. President Rodis said he wanted a narrative report 
highlighting the general activities and issues pursued by the 
departments and bureaus so that he can get a sense of what staff is 
doing and indicated that these reports would only be a supplement to 
the existing reports that the Commission receives on a monthly 
basis. He also requested a list of the various committees on which 
PUC staff serve, whether or not the meetings are public, and what 
staff are members. President Rodis requested that this report be 
sent to the Commission by the first regular Commission m^etina in 
February . 



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91-005 



Public Hearing 

Resolution Mo. 91-0001 - To consider approving the AB797 Water Urban 
Management Update and authorizing the General Manager of the Water 
Department to forward the approved AB797 Update to the California 
Department of Water Resources as required by law. 

Mr. John P. Mullane, General Manager, Water Department, stated that 
the State of California in 1984 enacted AB797 Urban Water Management 
Planning Act, which requires that all water agencies with more than 
3,000 hookups develop a water conservation plan by 1985. He further 
stated that the plan was to be updated every five years identifying 
the objectives of the original plan and whether they were achieved 
or not. Mr. Mullane also highlighted what the department is 
proposing for the next five years and that the overall plan has been 
extremely successful. 

President Rodis opened the Public Hearing. 

There were no comments. 



On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 91-0001 was approved. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 6:43 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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Art Agnos 

Mayor 

SPECIAL MEETING 

Municipal Railway Headquarters 
2640 Geary Boulevard 

7 :00 P.M. 
^.January 8, 1991 

C OMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DOCUMENTS »>*PT. 

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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Traininq 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



91-007 



Call to Order : 7 :05 P.M 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



No action was taken at this meeting. 



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Presentation of the Municipal Railway 1990/91 budgetary status, the 
PUC Task Force and Booz Allen & Hamilton, Inc. findings, and the 
Municipal Railway work plan and program to address Task Forces and 
1991/92 fiscal issues. 



Commissioner Flynn inquired about having speakers comment on 
non-agenda items saying that it would be unfair to hear one side in 
opposition without giving notice to everyone about the item on the 
calendar . 

Mr. Daniel Liebert, representing Parents Opposing Addictive nruo 
Advertising, stated that he informed President Rodis that he would 
be having 8 to 10 speakers commenting on cigarette and alcohol 
advertising on the Municipal Railway. 

President Rodis requested that those speaking on cigarette and 
alcohol advertising keep their comments to a time limit of 2 to 3 
minutes and if views are already stated by the previous speaker not 
to repeat the same comments. 

Commissioner Chiesa suggested that public comments related to the 
special order of business be taken prior to public comments on other 
subjects outside the issue. 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities, reported 
that a Task Force was formed last summer to examine the state of the 
Municipal Railway to try and address questions that were raised 
during last year's budget process to improve Muni's efficiency and 
effectiveness. Mr. Elzey introduced the members of the Task Force 
who were on loan from the PUC Bureaus and the Mayor's Office: Jill 
Thompson, Ray Miller, Maryanne Malveaux, Rod Loucks, Keith Bunch, 
Kirk Lawson, and Teresa Serata. They examined Muni's operations and 
discussed Muni's programs and operations with its managers. Also, 
staff engaged Booz Allen & Hamilton to provide a report relating to 
Muni's maintenance and how it operated. Finally, he said that this 
task was undertaken in the spirit of improving Muni and in findina 
out ways to improve Muni's transportation system and the transit 
first principles that are a priority within San Francisco. 

Mr. Ed Harrington, Finance Director, gave a presentation on the 
Municipal Railway 1991/92 Baseline Budget Summary. Mr. Harrington 
described in detail a comparison of the 1990/91 budget to the 
proposed baseline request for the 1991/92 budqet highlightinq 
expected revenues and expenditures. 



91-008 



Mr. Kirk Lawson, Executive Assistant to the General Manager, Public 
Utilities, gave an overview on the Task Force Report and Booz Allen 
& Hamilton Report. He stated that both of these studies addressed 
problems Muni was facing. Mr. Lawson reported on findings taken 
from both reports, which included: training, absenteeism, 
classification issues, and management and material management 
systems. His concluding remarks were that Muni is basically 
achieving the main thrust of its mission - service delivery, but 
that there is room for improvement in the areas of training, 
absenteeism and discipline as presented in the report. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired as to when Booz Allen & Hamilton was 
retained and whether it came before the Commission for approval. 

Mr. Lawson replied that the firm was retained in mid-July of 1990. 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Director of Finance, replied it was a small 
enough dollar figure that staff used the "as-needed" contracts that 
the Utilities Engineering Bureau has for engineering services, 
therefore, it was not brought before the Commission for approval. 

Commissioner Flynn expressed his concern about the way in which this 
particular contract was handled. He was of the opinion that this 
was not an appropriate use of the "as-needed" contracts for 
professional services. Commissioner Flynn remarked that when a 
contract does not go through the proper procedures it bypasses 
contract compliance and the Mayor's directive on affirmative action. 

Mr. Ghassan Salameh, representing Booz Allen & Hamilton, stated that 
his firm did have a problem some year's ago but that in the last 
three years they have met all of the contract compliance 
requirements . 

President Rodis requested clarification on "as-needed" contracts in 
terms of policy, when can it be used and when can't it be used, so 
that in the future this can be avoided. 

Mr. Elzey responded that clarification on that issue will be 
furnished to the Commission at the February 12th Commission meetina. 

Mr. Johnny B. Stein, General Manager, Municipal Railwav, expressed 
his appreciation to the Task Force and their study of the Municipal 
Railway. Mr. Stein described the many accomplishments achieved in 
1990, which included: an increase in service delivery, increased 
ridership, a decrease in absenteeism, handicapped accessibility, 
implementation of the transit shelter program, an aggressive proaram 
against graffiti, improved initiation of 1-day and 3-day Passports, 
reduction of accident rate, subway signal system improvements, 
increased vehicle availability, and reduction of overhead line 
problems. In reference to the Task Force Report, Mr. Stein outlined 
plans to address three main points of the report: (1) productivity 
in the transportation and maintenance divisions, (2) financial 
reports and performance indicators, and (3) special issues, 
including discipline, wheelchair lifts, and absenteeism. 

Mr. Stein commented that Motorola Corporation is going to provide a 
technical writer whose task will be to assess and recomnend ways to 
better utilize the AVM/AVL system, which will result in increased 
training for management. He said that the department was working 
with the Finance Bureau to develop a cost accounting system which 
would give the department a tool for controlling costs. Mr. Stein 
addressed the issue of discipline and stated that they are working 
closely with PUC Personnel in developing a standardized plan of 
discipl ine . 

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91-009 



Public Comments 

Mr. Larry Martin, International Representative, Transport Workers 
Union, was of the opinion that the issue of absenteeism was 
misfocused in the Task Force Report and that there are various 
reasons as to why worker's are absent. He also remarked that the 
Muni workers are doing a very fine job. 

Mr. Bobby Brown, President, Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, 
remarked that security is a serious problem and that each day the 
workers have to face danger in the streets. Mr. Brown further 
stated that Muni's absenteeism is at the industry's low. 

Mr. Fred Peterson, representing Local 200, stated he was interviewed 
by the Task Force. He explained the various functions of the 9139 

classification and said that he wouldn't want to see the 9139 issues 
go unadaressed. 

Ms. Jano Oscherwitz, Business Representative for Local 790, was of 
the opinion that the Task Force Report did not cover the station 
agents or any health and safety issues. She thought there should be 
an addendum to the report to address those issues . 

Mr. James Bryant, Chapter President for Station Agents, SEIU, Local 
790, remarked that Local 790 was not a part of the Task Force Report 
review process and stated that they should have been consulted for 
their input. He said that we need to focus on staffing the stations 
properly in order to operate more efficiently. 

Mr. Lawson replied that the Task Force did talk with Ms. Katherine 
Hanes of SEIU, Local 790. 

Mr. David Pilpel complimented the Commission, staff, and the railway 
as an organization. He felt that it was important from time to tim° 
to do an evaluation on an organization as large as the railway. Mr. 
Pilpel stated there should be a follow-up to the report to address 
long-term issues and solutions. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, Co-Chair Transportation Committee, San Francisco 
Tomorrow, suggested there should be a report on the number of missed 
trips and that there should be more street supervisors to keep 
streetcars moving smoothly. He stated that if there is better 
service you have more satisfied customers who will use public 
tr anspor tat ion . 

Mr. Peter Der , speaking as a citizen and an employee of Muni, 
remarked that we are living in the age of numbers and cautioned that 
numbers cannot tell us everything when compiling a report. 

The following speakers spoke against cigarette and/or alcohol 
advertising on the Municipal Railway buses and transit shelters. 

Ms. Kathleen S. Moss, Parents Opposing Addictive Drug Advertising 

Ms. Virginia Ernster, Representing Herself 

Ms. Etta M. Jones, San Francisco Unified School District 

Ms. Lisa Zimmerman, Women's Alcoholism Center 

Ms. Helen Sloss Luey, San Francisco PTA 

Ms. Margaret Brodkin, Coleman Advocates for Children 

Professor Stanton Glantz, University of San Francisco 

Ms. Mary Fryer, American Lung Association 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 9:20 P.M. 



Romaine A. Roldridge 
Secretary 

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Art Agnos 
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REGULAR MEETING 



Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 



January / 22, 1991 



COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Rodel E. Rodis 



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Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial ^anaqement 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



91-011 



Call to Order: 2:19 P.M 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Excused: Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of January 8, 1991 and the special meeting of January 8, 
1991 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS 



Election of Officers for the Year 1991 

Commissioner Chin nominated Vice President Sherri Chiesa for 
President. Commissioner Flynn seconded. 

Commissioner Chiesa was unanimously elected President. 

Commissioner Rodis thanked his fellow Commissioners and the staff 
for their support and cooperation during his term as President. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that he has enjoyed working with 
Commissioner Rodis during his two years as President. 

President Chiesa accepted the gavel and presided for the remainder 
of the meeting. President Chiesa thanked her fellow Commissioners 
for electing her as President and said she was proud and pleased to 
work with the staff of the Public Utilities Commission. 

Commissioner Flynn nominated Commissioner Gordon Chin for Vice 
President. Commissioner Rodis seconded. 

Commissioner Chin was unanimously elected Vice President. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the followina 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0017 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-892, Scott Facility Add-On at 1849 Harrison 
Street, San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Rodis 



91-012 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0018 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
Contract No. HH-828, Moccasin Penstock Saddle 
Replacement . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Rodis 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the followinq 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0019 HH Authorizing the Controller to transfer $3,077,866 in 
capital funds from six (6) completed or low-priority 
Hetch Hetchy projects to three (3) high-priority 
project v/hich require additional funds for the 
completion of design and construction. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Rodis 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0020 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Water Department Contract Mo. WD-2044, Masonry Wall 
and Security Fence for SFWD Corporation Yarr 1 ; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $1,030.99; authorizing an extension of 
time for unavoidable delays of 19 working days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of .^3,631.75 
to the Contractor, Interlane General Engineering, 
Inc. and P & J Utility Co., AJV. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Podis 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the followinq 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0021 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2070, Construction of Fences on Water Department 
properties, East and West Bay Locations, in the 
amount of $134,710 to Interlane General Engineerinq, 
Inc. and P & J Utility Co., AJV; and rejecting all 
other bids for the work. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Rodis 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the followinq 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0022 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2077, Purchase a Transformer, Switchgear, and 
Starters for the Baden Pump Station Project, in the 
amount of $143,510 to Toshiba International 
Corporation, San Francisco, CA. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Rodis 



91-013 



RESOLUTION 

NO_. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0o23 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2078, Purchase of Water Pumps and Motors for 
Baden Pump Station Project, in the amount of 
$252,900 to Dresser Industries, Inc., San Francisco, 
CA. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Rodis 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0024 HH Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $300,000 from the deobligation of funds 
from Hetch Hetchy's capital improvement Droject 722, 
Moccasin Shop Buildings, to amend the operating 
budget to fund legal services during the remainder 
of Fiscal Year 1990/91. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Rodis 

On motion of Rodis, seconded by Flynn, the followinq 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0025 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal 

Railway to circulate a Request-f or-Pr oposals for the 
Municipal Railway's Transit Advertising Agreement 
for 1991-1996. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Rodis 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the followina 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0026 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to reroute service 
on the 42-DOWNTOWN LOOP between the Caltrain Depot 
and the Financial District to serve the South 
Beach-Rincon Hill area and discontinuing portions of 
the existing service. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Rodis 

On motion of Rodis, seconded by Flynn, the followinq 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0027 MR Requesting the Board of Supervisors to amend Section 
10.109-4 of the San Francisco Administrative Code to 
provide for a Municipal Railway Historic 
Preservation Fund as a replacement for the Cable r ar 
System Fund. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Rodis 



91-014 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by P.odis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0028 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to modify the Municipal Railway's contract with 
Carlton Associates to provide an additional $10,000 
for technical support and maintenance of the Vehicle 
Maintenance System (VMS) and associated software and 
hardware, and to extend the completion date to June 
30, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Rodis 

On motion of Rodis, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0029 UEB Adopting the Final Environmental Impact Report as 

certified by the City Planning Commission on January 
10, 1991; approving the mitigation monitoring plan; 
and approving the plans and specifications as 
prepared and recommended by staff, and authorizina 
Bid Call for San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. WD-2037, Calaveras Pipeline Replacement Project 
and Outlet Facilities Modifications. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Rodis 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the followina 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0030 UEB Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2050, Clean and Coat 36-Inch, 60-Inch and 48-Inch 
Mains at Lake Merced and Caltrans District Yard in 
the net amount of $135,300 to Eligom International 
Construction, San Francisco, CA. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Rodis 

On motion of Rodis, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0031 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to revise the determination of the Transit Impact 
Development Fee (TDIF) for 51 Federal Street "from 
$117,777.05 to $71,212.50. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Rodis 

On motion of Rodis, seconded by Flynn, the followina 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0032 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to submit the list of Delinquent Payments of the 
Transit Impact Development Fee (TDIF) to the Board 
of Supervisors for their deliberation and action to 
impose a special assessment property tax lien on 51 
Federal Street . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Rodis 



91-015 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Rodis, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0033 FM Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors a supplemental appropriation of $167,243 
of Fiscal Year 1986/87 TDA capital improvement 
allowance monies to fabricate and install securitv 
fencing gates at various Kirkland Yard locations. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Rodis 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commissi on . 

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Commissioner Flynn requested that any funds expended to any 
subcontractor not mentioned in the "as-needed" contracts be cleared 
through the contract compliance office. 

President Rodis asked if all departments were operating under the 
same set of guidelines in the "as-needed" contracts or if there was 
a difference in guidelines for engineering consultants and those 
operating out of the PUC office for non-engineering consultants. 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager of Public Utilities, replied 
that all departments report directly through the PUC General 
Manager's Office and are under the same set of guidelines. 

President Rodis requested an updated report for 1991 on the PUC 
guidelines in the "as-needed" contracts. 

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Report of tne General Manager 

Mr. Elzey proposed that due to cancellation of the January 16, 1991 
special meeting that the agenda item to select an environmental 
consultant for the proposed San Mateo golf course be rescheduled for 
February 12, 1991. 

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Item No. 8 — Election of President for the year 1991. 

Commissioner Chin nominated Commissioner Chiesa for President. 
Commissioner Flynn seconded. 

Commissioner Rodis stated that during his two years serving as 
President there had been much accomplished: such as, the 
appointments of a General Manager for PUC, the Water Department, the 
Municipal Railway, and the Utilities Engineering Bureau. Commissioner 
Rodis also thanked his fellow Commissioners and staff for their 
support and cooperation during his term as President. He also 
commended Ms. Romaine A. Boldridge, Secretary, Public Utilites 
Commission, for her exceptional support during the past two years. 
He turned the gavel over to President Chiesa who presided for the 
remainder of the meeting. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that he had enjoyed working with 
Commissioner Rodis during his two years as President. 



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President Chiesa thanked her fellow Commissioners for electing her 
as President and said she was proud and pleased to work with the 
staff of the Public Utilities Commission. 

Item No. 9 — Election of Vice President for the year 1991. 

Commissioner Flynn nominated Commissioner Chin for Vice President. 
Commissioner Rodis seconded. 

Commissioner Chin was unanimously elected to the office of Vice 
President . 

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Resolution No. 91-0025 — Authorizing the General Manager of the 
Municipal Railway to circulate a Request-f or-Proposals for the 
Municipal Railway's Transit Advertising Agreement for 1991-1996. 

Mr. Elzey requested that due to a conflict in the meeting times 
between PUC and the Health Commission this calendar item be taken 
out of order . 

Mr. Jaimie Levin, Community Affairs, Municipal Pailway, explained 
tne draft request for proposals (RFP) for tha Municipal Railway's 
Transit Advertising Agreement for 1991-1996. He stated that staff 
recommends that companies submitting their proposals give two 
different financial offers: 1) a proposal which would assume no 
exclusions with respect to type of advertising, and 2) a proposal 
which would exclude tobacco and alcohol for all five years of the 
contract. Mr. Levin said that subsequent to the review process by 
the selection committee, staff would report back to the Commission 
the results of the highest ranking firms with respect to each of the 
options . 

Mr. Elzey stated that the Commission would have the option to qo one 
way or tne otner. What staff did in this process was to make it 
possible to see what the fiscal impact would be in banning alcohol 
and tobacco. Ultimately, it would be up to the Commission to decide 
what they would prefer to do with respect to cirgarette and alcohol 
advertising . 

Commissioner Flynn asked if the $200,000 bid guarantee would be 
returned or forfeited if the firm defaults after it was selected. 

Ms. Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney, replied that it woulri be 
determined on what sort of damages were incurred by not being able 
to contract with the winning bidder as to how much of the funds 
would be returned or not. 

Mr. George Krueger, General Counsel, Public Utilities, stated that 
the draft RFP is silent on this issue. He said that the RFP could 
be amended to reflect whether the $200,000 be forfeited or not. 

Commissioner Flynn requested that the RFP be amended reflecting that 
if the firm fails to meet the requirement of enterinq into a 
contract, they would forfeit the full deposit of $200,000. 

Commissioner Gordin Chin questioned the legal implications regarding 
tne Commission's policy decision after the bids are in and whether 
or not it could be challenged. 

Ms. Reitzes -eplied that the firms who submit proposals will be well 
informed on every aspect of the evaluation process. However, they 
will be told that the Commission may weigh other factors involved 
and that there would be no guarantee that the firm recommended by 
the selection committee would be selected by the Commission. 

Commissioner Chin suggested that the Commission make a policy 
decision excluding alcohol and tobacco advertising from the RFP with 

wnatever minimum bid is established. 

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Commissioner Rodis moved to amend the RFP to require firms to 
exclude alcohol and tobacco advertising. Commissioner Flynn 
seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 

Dr. Sam Ho, Medical Director for Community Health Services, 
commended the Commission on their decision to exclude cigarette and 
alcohol advertising. He was of the opinion that it is incredibly 
important for the City of San Francisco as a whole to enforce this 
prohibition on alcohol and tobacco advertising. Also, he said that 
whatever revenue reductions that the City may incur would be more 
than offset by cost reductions in the potential lives lost as well 
as cost reductions in the general fund towards health care services. 

Dr. Dan Kelly, representing San Francisco Unified School District, 
thanked the Commission on behalf of the youth of San Francisco for 
their decision. 

Commissioner Rodis commended the efforts of Mr. Daniel Liebert and 
the Parents Opposed to Addictive Drug Advertising for making the 
Commission aware of a number of issues. 

Ms. Kathleen Moss, President of POADA, also thanked the Commission 
for their vote of support to the youth of San Francisco. 

On motion of Commissioner Rodis, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 91-0025, authorizing circulation of the RFP (as 
amended), was approved. 

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Item No. 11 — Presentation of 1991/92 budget issues for Hetch 
Hetchy Water and Power, San Francisco Water Department and Bureaus 
under the Puolic Utilities Commission. 

Mr. Ed Harrington, Finance Director, gave a presentation on the 
Hetch Hetchy Water & Power and the Water Department 1991/92 Baseline 
Budget Summary. Mr. Harrington described in detail a comparison of 
the 1990/91 budget to the proposed baseline request for the 1991/92 
budget highlighting expected revenues and expenditures. 

Mr. Anson B. Moran, General Manager, Hetch Hetch Water & Power, gave 
an update on the water situation. With the use of graphs, he 
explained the precipitation and run-off patterns. He stated that 
there is less precipitation this year than we have seen in IV 
years. Mr. Moran also stated that the State Water Resources Control 
Board was currently projecting that there was only a 10% chance that 
this year would turn out to be a normal year. He said that on 
January 2y, 1991 the State Water Resources Control Board would hold 
emergency hearings to explore altering water rights throughout the 
State in order to manage the drought. 

Mr. John P. Mullane, General Manager, Water Department, commented on 
the current situation of the drought. He stated that staff was 
currently involved in a level of planning in five areas relative to 
the demand side only, which would include: 1) an increased level of 
rationing; 2) making the current water use restrictions more 
demanding or instituting new restrictions that would contribute 
towards reduction in consumption; 3) increasing rates based on the 
decrease in consumption; 4) quick fixes, which would include a 
retrofit program, a low-flow toilet rebate program, looking at 
reclaimed water, irrigation water, new customer information; and, 5) 
working with the Bay Area Water Users Association to secure their 
support in whatever programs are implemented. Ultimately, Mr. 
Mullane said that he would like to be able to present this plan to 
tne Commission in February for their review and adoption so that it 
could go into effect late February or early March. 

No budget issues were presented concerning the PUC Rureaus. 

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91-018 



Resolution No. 91-0026 -- Authorizing the Municipal Railway to 
reroute service on the 42-DOWNTOWM LOOP between the Caltrain Depot 
and the Financial District to serve the South Beach-Rincon Hill area 
and discontinuing portions of the existing service. 

Mr. Peter Straus, Municipal Railway, explained the recommended route 
plan for the 42-DOWNTOWN LOOP, which would service the South of 
Market area. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, Co-Chair Transportation Committee, San Francisco 
Tomorrow, was of the opinion that there should be additional stops 
on the 42-DOWNTOWN LOOP due to long distances between stops. 

Mr. Ray Antonio, Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, pointed out 
that in the area of First Street there may be a need to create a 
diamond lane due to traffic congestion. 

Mr. David Pilpel remarked that he felt this is an appropriate 
proposal but was of the opinion that the 32-Embarcadero line should 
be restored at some point in the future. 

On motion of Commissioner Chin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 91-0026, was approved. 



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Item Uo. 19 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute Modification No. 2 to the personal services contract with 
George Pattee, to extend the duration of the contract through 
September 30, 1991 and increase the maximum expenditure to $105,000, 
to reflect additional work to be performed in the rehabilitation of 
Market Street Railway Streetcar #798. 

Mr. Bruce Bernhard, Director of Stategic Planning, Municipal 
Railway, stated that Mr. Pattee is supervising prison inmates to 
complete work on this project and emphasized the nature of the 
project boch in terms of the type of work being undertaken and the 
fact that it was being completed at a prison. Mr. Bernhard said 
that additional work needs to be performed in the rehabilitation of 
the Market Street Railway Streetcar #798. Therefore, an amendment 
to the contract is necessary to complete the project. 

Commissioner Rodis remarked on the amount of funds needed to 
rehabilitate this streetcar in comparison with the fully operating 
Hiroshima Streetcar, which was proposed to be sold for only $60,000. 

Commissioner Chin was concerned whether staff was getting into an 
open-ended contract, essentially paying for Mr. Pattee's oversight 
and supervision in the rehabilitation of this streetcar. He said 
this could be an on-going project depending upon whether or not the 
prison's major objective was to rehabilitate the streetcar or just 
to involve the prison inmates in some sort of training program. 

Commissioner Flynn made a motion to deny the resolution to expend 
any funds on this project. He stated that he was concerned that 
this was an open-ended contract and did not want to continue 
expending funds without any guarantee as to when the work would be 
completed . 

Commissioner Rodis stated that if another proposal was submitter" 
with certain guarantees about completion of the project, the 
Commission may consider approving it. 



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Commissioner Flynn suggested that Mr. Pattee be individually bonded 
to guarantee that the car would be finished within a specific period 
of time. 

The motion died for lack of a second. The item was taken off 
calendar for follow up. 

Mr. Pilpel said he supports the rehabilitation of the streetcar hut 
pointed out that if work is stopped on this project costs would be 
incurred to move the streetcar back to the City which could be 
consider able . 



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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel urged that staff continue to address issues in the 
Task Force Report. 

Mr. James Bryant, Chapter President for Station Agents, SEIU, Local 
790, expressed his congratulations to President Chiesa and Vice 
Presdient Gordon Chin for their elections. He informed the 
Commission that meetings had been set up with the General Manager of 
PUC and the Municipal Railway to address continuing union issues. 

Mr. Ray Antonio, Transport Workers Union, stated in view of the fact 
that the Commission acted on Item 15 to prohibit alcohol and tobacco 
advertising, he hoped that no programs or staff would be eliminated 
or reduced. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:36 P.M. 



Romaine A. ^oldridqe 
Secretary 



91-020 






MINUTES 



-; PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 



^T SPECIAL MEETING 

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Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

January 29, 1991 



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COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Rodel E. Rodis 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



91-021 



Call to Order : 2:10 P.M. 



Present: President Sherri Chiesa, Vice President Gordon Chin, 
Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

Excused: Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Rodel E. Rodis 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0034 WD Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to negotiate and enter into additional contracts to 
purchase and arrange for delivery of water from 
available sources. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

Copies of the above resolution are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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P ublic Hearing - To consider the proposed budgets for Fiscal Year 
1991/92 for all departments and bureaus under the jurisdiction of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities, gave a brief 
overview of staff's budget presentation to the Commission. He also 
remarked on the uncertainty of this year's drought and how it would 
affect certain budget issues. 

Mr. Ed Harrington, Finance Director, gave a presentation on the 
overall budget for Fiscal Year 1991/92. He presented to the 
Commission an update to the five-year projections of the Water 
Department and Hetch Hetchy. Mr. Harrington stated that the Water 
Department's 14% annual rate increase was not expected to change 
from last year's projections based upon the current level of 
rationing. If the current level of rationing changes, then the rate 
increase would be subject to change. He further discussed the Water 
Department's capital budget highlighting the &76 million in hond 
funds, the Hetch Hetchy assessment, and the bond debt service. Mr. 
Harrington stated we are in the perimeters of what we projected last 
year . 

Hetch Hetchy Water & Power 

Mr. Larry Klein, Deputy General Manager, Hetch Hetchy water and 
Power, explained that the current budget had anticipated a normal 
year of precipitation and runoff patterns. He said it had become 
apparent that we are not in a normal year and it may become 
necessary to revise the 1991/92 budget. At present, Hetch Hetchy's 
operating plan and budget is based upon buying power until reservoir 
levels are normal. Therefore, the department's transfer to the 
General Fund could go to zero if present conditions continue. Mr. 
Klein nighlighted some of the major budget issues proposed, which 
include: 1) additional legal services to protect the City's water 
rights; 2) the study of PG&E municipalization; and 3) the study of 
purchasing PG&E-owned streetlights. 



91-022 



Commissioner Toupin was of the opinion that given the shortage of 
funds, that it would not be a good time to study the municipalization 
of PG&E and would vote against such a decision. 

Commissioner Chin stated that he would support the study of PG&E 
municipalization in the budget. 

President Chiesa invited public comments. 

Mr. David Pilpel stated that he supports the two studies involvinq 
the PG&E muncipalizat ion and purchase of PG&E-owned st reetliqhts . 
He also was of the opinion that the Bureau of Energy Conservation 
and BMIS be decentralized. 

Water Department 

Mr. Gregory Tom, Deputy General Manager, Water Department, oave an 
overview of the Water Department's proposed Fiscal Year 1991/92 
budget. He said that due to the fifth consecutive year of the 
drought, staff had taken a more pro-active management approach on 
the budget. Therefore, there would be direct and indirect impacts 
on the oudget. The direct impact would be to continue the current 
water rationing and conservation programs, at a level to be 
determined, and the need to purchase additional water through a 
water supply surcharge. The indirect impacts would include: 1) a 
rebate retrofit program designed to help customers conserve water; 
2) to develop and expand the public information program related to 
water conservation; and, 3) the development of specific projects 
that include groundwater investigations and reclaimed water. 

Commissioner Chin requested clarification on the water supply 
surcharge and how it relates to the $4 million budgeted for the 
purchase of water, and whether that surcharge applies to all 
customers, residential and commercial. 

Mr. Tom replied that the water supply surcharge applies to all 
customers. This would be an increase of 3-1/2/zf per unit, or 750 
gallons of water, based on actual consumption of water. 

Ms. Christine Morioka, Rate Administrator, Water Department, further 
explained that the 14% increase does include the $4 million from the 
water supply surcharge and that the increase for regular water 
service would be less than the 14% increase. She said the difference 
would be for the water supply surcharge. 

Commissioner Toupin stated in view of the increased need for funds 
because of the drought, that water users would understand why a 
water surcharge needs to be implemented. He further said not only 
should the funds received from the surcharge pay for the purchase of 
water but they should also be used to plan for the future. 

President Chiesa invited public comments. 

Mr. Pilpel spoke in favor of the long-term conservation programs and 
a changed rate structure which would encourage water conservation. 
He expressed concerns regarding the two additional administrative 
positions in the proposed oudget . 

Ms. Virginia Conway stated she was of the opinion that the 
additional demonstration gardens proposed in the budget was not 
necessary and could be eliminated. 



91-023 



PUC Bureaus 

Mr. Harrington summarized the PUC Bureau's baseline adjustments and 
budget cnange proposals, some of which include: 1) three new 
positions needed for Muni's new fareboxes; 2) increases to fund a 
cost-of-living adjustment to the security services contract; and, 3) 
adjustments to DP/WP maintenance agreements. 

President Chiesa invited public comments. 

Mr. Pilpel remarked that at some point staff should examine which 
bureaus could oe decentralized to the various departments they serve. 

Municipal Railway 

Mr. Johnny Stein, General Manager, Municipal Railway, explained how 
the department had tried to Keep within the Mayor's budqet 
guidelines. He noted that in the 1991/92 budget request, ill. 9 
million was for baseline changes and $2.4 million was for new 
programs. The baseline changes primarily focus on Muni's fuel 
costs, contract paratransit services, salaries and fringe benefits, 
and workers compensation costs. Further, Muni's request for two new 
programs includes: 1) funds to maintain training and for paid 
leaves for assault victims; and 2) the next phase of the farebox 
maintenance program. Mr. Stein said that Muni was also requesting 3 
additional station agents to provide coverage at secondary booths in 
some the stations of tne Muni Metro System and to hire 4 temporary 
diesel mechanics to eliminate the backlog of deferred maintenance on 
the coaches. 

President Chiesa invited public comments. 

Ms. Alice Fialkin, representing Transport Workers Union, Local 200, 
stated that Local 200 was pleased to see there were no cutbacks in 
tnis year's budget out mentioned that a couple of year's ago about 
12% of their workforce was lost due to layoffs. Therefore, they 
would like to get some of those positions back and also see an 
increase in overtime if those positions are not filled. 

Mr. James Bryant, Chapter President for Station Agents, SEIU, Local 
790, thanked staff for their support in addressing the need for more 
station agents. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, representing San Francisco Tomorrow, spoke on the 
need for more street supervisors, the need to redirect STA funds, 
and the distribution of sales tax. 

Mr. Pilpel mentioned that the budget did not include substitute 
positions or programs to increase funding and change priorities in 
some areas. He also asked for copies of reports requested by the 
Mayor and a copy of the current version of the BPREP report. Mr. 
Pilpel suggested increasing service on Muni through use of TIDF 
funds. Additionally, he requested a summary of all TIDF revenues 
and expenses. 

Ms. Jano Oscherwitz, Business Representative for Local "790, thanked 
staff for addressing the issue to hire additional station agents and 
stated that Local 790 would like to continue working with nanagement 
to resolve problems in the area of overtime. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:03 P.M. 



Pomaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 



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^y PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

February 12, 1991 

COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Rodel E. Rodis 



DOCUMENTS r 
UfiL/ C LIBRARY 



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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency an^ 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



91-025 



Call to Order: 2:08 P.M 



Present: President Sherri Chiesa, Vice President Gordon Chin, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Rodel E. Rodis 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of January 22, 1991 and the special meeting of January 29, 
1991 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the followina 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0035 GM Adopting the Hetch Hetchy Capital Improvement 

Program, 1991/92 through 1996/97 as recommended by 
the General Manager of Public Utilities. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0036 GM Adopting the Water Department's Capital Improvement 
Program, 1991/92 through 1996/97 as recommended bv 
the General Manager of Public Utilities. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0037 GM Adopting Fiscal Year 1991/92 operating budgets for 
all departments and bureaus under the jurisdiction 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0038 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $21,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



91-026 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chin, the followina 
resolution was adopted: 

9±-0039 WD Designating Tuesday, March 12, 1991, at 2:00 p.m. in 
Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco as the date, time 
and place for a public hearing for considering 
proposals for rate increases for water service and 
water supplied by the San Francisco Water Department 
to its retail and wholesale customers. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chin, the followina 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0040 WD Designating Tuesday, February 26, 1991, at 2:00 p.m. 
in Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco as the date, 
time and place for a public hearing on a new 
rationing plan to further increase water savinos 
throughout the San Francisco Water Department's 
system . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0041 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2062, San Antonio Pump Station Improvements. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0042 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2075, University Mound Reservoir - South Basin 
Roof Repair, in the amount of $119,000 to Eddie D. 
Steppat, Inc., San Francisco, CA . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chin, the followina 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0043 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2076, Purchase of Ball Valves and Accumulator 
System for Baden Pump Station Project, in the amount 
of $111,658 to Henry Pratt Co., Pleasant Hill, C* . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



91-027 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0044 MR Designating Tuesday, March 12, 1991, at 2:00 p.m. in 
Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco as the date, time 
and place for a public hearing for considering an 
amendment to the Muni Fare Code pertaining to 
AC/BART Plus Muni Passes, AC/Muni Transbay Passes, 
BART/Muni Cash Transfer, and Golden Gate/Muni Bus to 
Bus Passes . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0045 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-1026, Presidio Trolley Coach and General Office 
Facility - Rehabilitate Heating & Ventilation System 
of the General Administrative Office. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chin, the followina 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0046 PM Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of December, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0047 WD Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Water Department Supplemental 
Appropriation in the amount of ^490,000 for 
implementation of additional water conservation 
programs funded from the Water Department's 
Unreserved Fund balance. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0048 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water 

Department to enter into a contract with a qualified 
herpetologi st specializing in the San Francisco 
Garter Snake in an amount not-to-exceed $7,600 for 
investigations in the vicinity of Upper Crystal 
Springs Reservoir. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



91-028 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Rodis, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0049 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water 

Department to enter into a contract with a qualified 
archaeological consulting firm specializing in San 
Mateo County Native American sites in an amount 
not-to-exceed $3,600 for investigations in the 
vicinity of Upper Crystal Springs Reservoir. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0050 WD Approving the Lease extension for an additional 

five-year period commencing September 1, 1990 and 
ending August 31, 1995 and the new rental of $20,736 
per year; and authorizing the execution of the First 
Supplemental Agreement in Modification of Lease to 
Kollreal, of right-of-way property located adjacent 
to 592 Weddell Drive, Sunnyvale, California. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Fodis 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0051 WD Approving and authorizing the execution of the First 
Supplemental in Modification of Lease for Mo. 1 MB 
Partners so as to add Section 17A, CURE BY LENDER , 
to the original Lease adopted September 12, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by D odis, the followinq 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0052 MR Authorizing modification of the contract to extend 

the term of the agreement with Jeri L. Mersky, Ph.D. 
to June 30, 1991, at no additional cost to complete 
a case study of the five-year development of the 
JLMB at the Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0053 MR Requesting the Controller to transfer $384,580 in 
operating funds within the Municipal Railway's 
Engineering and Administration Division for 
paratransit services. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Tounin, Rodis 



91-029 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Podis, the foliowina 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0054 UEB Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2010, Alemany Pump Station Electrical 
Improvements, in the amount of $259,000 to 
Kingston-Cresi , AJV, San Francisco, C^; and 
requesting the Controller to transfer fund's in the 
amount of $85,000 from unemcumbered balances of 
completed projects. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Rodis, the Following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0055 UEB Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Procurement 
Contracts WD-2081, WD-2082, WD-2083, WD-2084, and 
WD-2090 for the purchase of equipment for the San 
Antonio Pump Station. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, t^e 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0056 BMIS Authorizing the transfer of $38,760 from the Bureau 
of Management Information Systems' 1990/91 
miscellaneous salaries to temporary salaries to fund 
the services of a temporary 1879 Project Manaaer. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commiss ion . 



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New Business 

Commissioner Toupin referred to the letter received from the Health 
Commission concerning Proposition 65, The Safe Drinking Water and 
Toxics Enforcement Act of 1986. He inouired about the kind of 
procedures the Public Utilities Commission is establishing on an 
on-going basis to live within the law regarding the implementation 
as it relates to waste discovery and management. Commissioner 
Toupin requested that staff submit reports on a regular hasis 
concerning hazardous waste. 



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91-030 



General Manager's Report 

Cable Car Noise 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities, responded to 
the Commission's request to report back in 90 days on the status of 
the cable car noise. Mr. Elzey said that litigation had been filed 
against the Public Utilities Commission and that any reports to the 
Commission would be in Executive Session. 

Hiring Freeze 

Mr. Elzey referred to the Mayor's letter of January 31, 1991 and 
stated that based upon the Controller's report, which indicated 
potential difficulties in maintaining a balanced budget for the 
current fiscal year, the Mayor had implemented an immediate freeze 
on the hiring of City employees. He mentioned that the Bureau of 
Personnel and Training had put together guidelines for staff to 
follow in order to meet the three sets of criteria set forth by the 
Mayor's Office before any requisition could be filled. Mr. Elzey 
did state, that despite the hiring freeze, that PUC would be allowed 
to hire bus operators in order to maintain the present level of 
service to the public. 

President Chiesa asked whether the transit supervisors' positions 
that were cut a couple of year's ago would be filled and about the 
use of overtime to continue those functions. 

Mr. Elzey replied that staff had requested 9 additional transit 
supervisors' positions during the 1990/91 budget process which were 
not approved by the Mayor's Office. Given the current situation 
with the budget, Mr. Elzey said there was no specific plan to 
increase coverage. However, he said that he would meet with Muni 
management to see if some internal adjustments coul^ he made to 
address staffing shortages and funding problems related to the 
transit supervisors. He also said he would look at Muni's budget 
from a financial perspective and see if there were funds that could 
be transferred from other areas which might be able to help this 
situation . 



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Resolution No. 91-0035 -- Adopting the Hetch Hetchy Capital 
Improvement Program, 1991/92 through 1996/97 as recommended Hy the 
General Manager of Public Utilities. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 91-0035 was approved. 

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Resolution No. 91-0036 -- Adopting the Water Department's Capital 
Improvement Program, 1991/92 through 1996/97 as recommended by the 
General Manager of Public Utilities. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 91-0036 was approved. 

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91-031 



Resolution No. 91-0037 — Adopting Fiscal Year 1991/92 operating 
Budgets for all departments and bureaus under the jurisdiction of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



Hetch Hetchy Water & Power 

Mr. Elzey stated there were no changes in the Hetch Hetchy budget 
from the prior meeting. He made reference to the Mayor's letter 
transmitted to the Board of Supervisors explaining the Mayor's 
position regarding the municipalization of PG&E. 

Commissioner Flynn made a motion to delete $150,000 for the PG&E 
municipalization study from the Hetch Hetchy budget. Commissioner 
Toupin seconded. 

Commissioner Chin spoke against the motion. He was of the opinion 
to move ahead with this item and urged the Commission to sustain 
their previous decision to keep this item in the budget. 

Commissioner Flynn remarked that spending $150,000 for the study of 
PG&E would be a waste of funds and the cost would just escalate. 

Commissioner Toupin concurred with Commissioner Flynn. He was of 
the opinion that the residents of San Francisco appreciated the kind 
of service PG&E has offered them all these years and would not want 
a change. 

Commissioner Rodel stated he understood all the concerns expressed 
but because of budgetary problems suggested that the Commission not 
proceed at this time with the PG&E study. 

Mr. David Pilpel spoke in support of spending the $150,000 for the 
PG&E study. 

On the motion, Commissioner Flynn, Toupin and Rodis voted to delete 
the study from the budget and Commissioner Chiesa and Chin voted 
against deletion. The motion carried and the study was deleted fron 
the budget. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner ^lynn, 
the Hetch Hetchy and Bureau of Light, Heat and Power budgets were 
approved . 



Water Department 

Mr. Richard Delaney, representing Professional and Technical 
Engineers, Local 21, commented on the proposal to delete an 1823 Sr . 
Administrative Analyst position from the Water Department's budget 
and asked if there would be any encumbents that would be adversely 
affected by the elimination of that position. 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Finance Director, responded that the position 
that now has an encumbent in it would bump to another bureau and in 
that bureau the least senior person would in turn be laid off, 
assuming there were no vacancies available. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Chin, the 
Water Department operating budget was approved. 

Municipal Railway 

Mr. Harrington explained the additional changes to the Municipal 
Railway budget, which include: 1) an increase of approximately 
$600,000 in workers' compensation; 2) the reduction from $1.1 
million to £$529, 50b for service enhancements paid for by Transit 
Impact Development Fee monies; and 3) the payment of $28,000 to the 

State for hazardous waste disposal fees. 

91-032 



President Chiesa invited public comments. 

Mr. Bobby Brown, President, Transport Workers' Union, Local 250A, 
commented on how the security of the Muni operators is beina 
threatened on a day-to-day basis. rie stated that the security of 
the operators needs to be addressed in this year's budget. 

Mr. Pilpel suggested that TIDF funds be used to fill the 9139 
Transit Supervisor positions. He also said he was discouraged to 
see that funding for service enhancements was reduced. 

Mr. J.B. Martin, representing Automotive Machinists Union, Local 
1305, urged the Commission not to delete the wheelchair lift rebuilt 
program from the budget. 

Mr. Fred Peterson, representing Transport Workers Union, Local 20^, 
referred to their request of February 11, 1991 requesting additional 
funds to increase the overtime budget in order to improve staffina 
since there was a reduction in the 9139 classification three year's 
ago . 

Ms. Alice Fialkin, representing Transport Workers Union, Local 200, 
thanked the Commission for their serious consideration of their 
proposal . 

Mr. Ray Antonio, Treasurer, Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, 
reemphasized the importance of addressing the security and safety 
problems facing Muni operators. 

On motion of Commissioner Chin, seconded by Commissioner Podis, 
Resolution No. 91-0037 was approved. 



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Resolution No. 91-0054 — Awarding San Francisco Water Department 
Contract No. WD-2010, Alemany Pump Station Electrical Improvements, 
in the amount of $259,000 to Kingston-Cr esi , AJV, San Francisco, CA; 
and requesting the Controller to transfer funds in the amount of 
$85,000 from unemcumbered balances of completed projects. 

Mr. Steve McDonagh, Project Manager, Paganini Electric Corporation, 
protested the award of the contract to Kingston-Cr esi . He stated 
that his bid was disqualified by the City Attorney's Office hecause 
his firm did not meet all the specifications in the bid package. 
Mr. McDonagh said the specifications called for him to contact PG& P 
to ODtain what their charges would be for the project. He remarked 
that PG&E had no price for the project and that was the reason why 
his firm excluded PG&E costs from the bid. Therefore, he was of the 
opinion that it would be reasonable and economical for the Citv to 
reject both bids and rebid the project. 

Ms. Angela Karikas, Deputy City Attorney, stated the bid package did 
provide explicit instructions that all costs were to be included in 
the bid. Also, the contract specifications clearly stated that all 
PG&E information should be obtained through the City's Chief 
Engineer . 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Podis, 
Resolution No. 91-0054 was approved awarding the contract to 
Kingston-Cresi . 

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91-033 



Item No. 20 — Approving the recommendation of the Selection Panel 
that Environmental Science Associates be hired as the consultant to 
perform the environmental review for the proposed Crystal Springs 
Southern Watershed golf course; and authorizing the General Manager 
of Public Utilities to negotiate a professional services agreement 
with Environmental Science Associates and to identify a source of 
funds to pay the City and County of San Francisco's half of the 
costs of the environmental review. 

Mr. Elzey remarked that this is another step in potential 
development of the proposed Crystal Springs golf course. He noted 
that this does not commit staff in any way to proceed with the 
project . 

Ms. Deborah Rohrer, Manager, Bureau of Claims & Contracts, said that 
after a series of hearings on this issue the Commission decided to 
hire a consultant to do an EIR study. Ms. Rohrer stated that 
Environmental Science Associates (ESA) had been the firm selected to 
perform the EIR study on the proposed golf course. She also thanked 
the selection panel for their work and the Office of Contract 
Compliance for their support and help in moving this project throuqh 
the process smoothly. 

Ms. Sally Maxwell, Associate-in-Charge , Environmental Science 
Associates, briefly highlighted ESA's involvement with other 
projects. She also listed the experience of the firms involved in 
the EIR study. 

Ms. Denise Rousseau, Project Manager, ESA, introduced the project 
team and gave a brief presentation on ESA's approach to the 
project. Ms. Rousseau remarked she was aware that this current 
proposal would face public scrunity because of several environmental 
concerns. She stated that ESA is prepared to phase the analysis so 
that the project can be reconfigured at various steps with the air 
of achieving an environmentally sound design since considerable time 
and effort went into developing the current golf course design. 

President Chiesa invited public comments. 

The following speakers spoke in opposition to hiring a consultant to 
perform work on an EIR study for the proposed Crystal Sprinqs aolf 
course : 

Mr. Allan Weaver, Representing San Francisco Bay Chapter-Sierra Club 

Ms. Olive Mayer, Representing San Mateo County Group-Sierra Club 

Mr. Jacob Sigg, Representing Himself 

Ms. Barbara Koontz, Representing Edgewood Park Citizens Committee 

Ms. Barbara Seitle, Counsel Member, Town of Woodside 

Mr. Robert MacBride, Representing Himself 

Ms. Sally MacBride, Representing Herself 

Ms. Lucy Dobson, Representing Save The Watershed Committee 

Mr. John Wade, Representing Peninsula Open Space Trust 

Ms. Amy Meyer, Representing People For Golden Gate National 

Recreation Area 

Ms. Lennie Roberts, Representing Green Foothills Committee 

Mr. David Pilpel, Representing Himself 

Dr. Friedman, Member of the Sierra Club 

The following speakers spoke in support of proceeding with the 
project and the selection of ESA as the environmental consultant: 

Supervisor Bill Schumacher, County of San Mateo 

Mr. Dick Donati, Representing Himself 

Mr. Jack Def igueiredo, Representing Edgewood Park Citizens Connittee 

Mr. Pete Peabody, Representing Himself 

Mr. Dave Christie, Park Director, San Mateo County 



91-034 



Commissioner Flynn spoke in opposition to proceeding with an EIR at 
tnis time. He remarked that the Water Department plans to increase 
water rates to meet their budget needs and to spend $175,000 to do 
an EIR study would be contradictory given the present 
circumstances. Commissioner Flynn suggested that the Commission 
delay this item to a later date. 

Commissioner Chin associated himself with the comrents of 
Commissioner Flynn. He stated that all things considered, this 
would not be a prudent use of public funds. 

Commissioner Rodis expressed concern about the process. He said 
that the notice did not indicate that the Commission would open uo 
the question of whether or not to proceed with the EIR study. It 
was decided at the public hearing in Millbrae to proceed with an FIR 
study. Commissioner Rodis said when the EIR study is comDleted, 
then a determination could be made at that time to proceed with the 
project or not . 

Commissioner Toupin moved to delay this item for one month. 
Commissioner Rodis seconded the motion. 

Commissioner Flynn offered a substitute notion to delay this item 
from one month to six months. Commissioner Chin seconded. 

President Chiesa stated she was uncomfortable with proceeding with 
this project until staff could identify the funding source for the 
$175,000. 

Mr. Elzey stated he would report back in one month to the Commission 
with the proposed funding source. 

Commissioner Flynn withdrew his motion to delay this nrocess for six 
months . 

Commissioner Toupin was excused at 4:55 P.M. 

The vote was 4-0 in favor of delaying this project for one month to 
identify the funding source. 

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Public Comments 

Ms. Joan Stiff, former Mayor of Woodside, complimented the 
Commission's careful consideration in delaying the EIR study and 
also suggested that further thought be given to updating the master 
plan on Crystal Springs Watershed. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADOURNED: 5:04 P.M 



Romaine A. Poldridne 
Secretary 



91-035 



MINUTES 



11 



^PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
/ 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 



REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

February 26, 1991 

COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Rodel E. Rodis 



con ^' JT 
MAR 1 \ 1991 

_>LtC UBKAWt 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



91-036 



Call to Order: 2:11 P.M 



Present: President Sherri Chiesa, Vice President Gordon Chin, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Rodel E. Rodis 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of February 12, 1991 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0U57 WD Adopting an increased Mandatory Water Conservation 
Program dated February 26, 1991 and directing that 
it be placed in force immediately. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

9i-0058 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $99,296.76. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0059 WD Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Water Department, 
totalling $187,500. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0060 FM Approving collection of charges for damages for the 
months of December, 1990 and January, 1991 against 
the San Francisco Municipal Railway from 
miscellaneous debtors in the amount of 333,704.45 
and write-off compromise reductions for comparative 
negligence in the amount of $280.69; approving Water 
Department collections from miscellaneous debtors in 
the amount of $17,599.96 and write-off compromise 
reductions for comparative negligence in the amount 
of $1,485.91; and approving Bureau of Light, Heat & 
Power collections from miscellaneous debtors in the 
amount of $2 60 . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



91-037 



RESOLUTION 
NO_. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0061 MR Rejecting all bids received on January 17, 1991 for 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-889, Flynn 
Facility Modifications; and authorizing 
readver tisement of the contract under Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-839R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0062 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-891, Tesc Slurry Wall Construction. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0063 MR Approving Debit Contract Modification No. 2 

totalling $15,089.38 to San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-1024, Woods Facility - 
Furnish and Install Combination Automatic Lock and 
Non-Rotator Plungers for Existing Hoists; and 
approving an extension of time of 234 calendar davs . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0064 HH Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 

Water and Power Contract No. HH-812, Moccasin Creek 
Diversion Conduit Repair; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $33,562.42; 
authorizing an extension of time for unavoidable 
weather delay of two (2) calendar days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
^36,642. 20 to the Contractor, Rigging International 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopced: 

91-0065 WD Declaring an emergency to inspect and repair a leak 
on Bay Division Pipeline No. 4 located adjacent to 
Edgewood Road east of Cordilleras Road in the City 
of Redwood City; and requesting the Mayor to 
recommend to the Board of Supervisors approval of 
the expenditure of $150,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



91-038 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0066 HH Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $960,000 from the deobligation of Hetch 
Hetchy's capital improvement project 772, Moccasin 
Shop Buildings, and to amend the operating budget to 
fund needed services during the remainder of FY 
1990/91 . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-00o7 MR Approving tne substitution of Monarch Electric 

Company for Liberty Electric of San Mateo in the 
proposed subcontract amount of $26,808 for Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-1022, Metro Yards - Security 
Fencing & Gates, Woods Yard - Security Fencing & 
Gates; and permitting Central Fence Company to 
perform work instead of Fred Chavez Jr. Fence 
Company in the proposed subcontract amount of 
$372,861 . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Rodis, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-006d MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation of 
$2,860,309.79 from the Chin and Hensolt, OKA 
litigation settlement agreement for the following 
Caole Car system and facilities maintenance, 
improvement and enhancement projects: Noise Task 
Force, Offset Slot/Depression Beams, Trackway 
Improvements, Cable Transport System and System 
Safecy and Code Compliance. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0069 UEB Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2060, San Andreas Water Treatment Plant Expansion 
No. 2, in the amount of $32,980,165 to S.J. Amoroso 
Construction Co., Inc . /Ver rett Construction Company, 
Inc. San Francisco, CA . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0070 FM Approving the Transit Impact Development Fee Cost 
Certification for Fiscal Year 1987/1988 for 
submission to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



91-039 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

9.L-0071 FM Authorizing the Director of Finance to apply for, 
accept, and expend $20,500,000 from 1990/91 Urban 
Rail Bond Funding for San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Projects: Market Street Transit Thoroughfare 
and F-Market Line, Muni Metro Extension, Light Rail 
Vehicle Purchase, and Muni Metro Preliminary Design, 
from such regional and local raatching fund sources 
as Transportation Sales Tax, and/or BART extension 
Capital Reserve funds. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On notion of Flynn, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

9±-0u72 FM Authorizing the Director of Finance to apply for, 
accept, and expend $16,605,946 from 1990/91 State 
Transit Capital Improvement funds and $16,605,946 
from such regional and local matching fund sources 
as Clean Air and Transportation Act of 1990 Bonds, 
State Transit Assistance funds, Transportation 
Development Act, AB 1107 funds Bridge Toll Revenues, 
Transit Impact Development Fees, Transportation 
Sales Tax Revenue, Hetcn Hetchy funds, and/or the 
San Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement 
Corporation funds for San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Projects: Muni Metro Turnback, 
F-Market-Embarcadero PCC Streetcar fleet and trolley 
overhead system, Metro East Light Rail Vehicle 
Facility and replacing the aged standard-sized 
trolleys with new articulated trolleys. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0073 FM Authorizing the Director of Finance to apply for, 

accept, and expend up to $6 million of State transit 
Assistance (STA) funds, to furnish whatever 
additional information might be requested by the 
Metropolitan Transportation Commission in connection 
with this request and to work with the Controller to 
close-out reserved funds. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



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91-040 



Item No. 8 -- Reconsideration of the Hetch Hetchy 1991/92 Operating 
Budget . 

Commissioner Rodis read a statement regarding his position on the 
issue of the municipalization of PG&E. A copy is on file with the 
minutes of this meeting. He stated that since the February 12, 1991 
meeting, he had reviewed his previous vote on this issue and was 
still of the opinion that it would not be feasible at this time to 
spend $150,000 on a preliminary study on the municipalization of 
PG&E. 

Commissioner Flynn made a motion not to reconsider the Hetch Hetchy 
operating budget. Commissioner Toupin seconded. 

Commissioner Chin stated he wanted the record to show that last year 
he had requested a scope of work for the PG&E study as to what 
$150,000 would buy. The report reflected the points of information 
and the cost/benefit issues the City would learn from such a study. 
Based upon this information, Commissioner Chin said he supported a 
study of the municipalization of PG&E. 

On the motion, Commissioners Flynn, Toupin and Rodis voted not to 
reconsider the Hetch Hetchy operating budget and Commissioner Chiesa 
and Chin voted against the motion. The motion carried not to 
reconsider tne Hetch Hetchy operating budget. 

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Public Hearing 

Resolution No. 91-0057 -- Adopting an increased Mandatory Water 
Conservation Program dated February 26, 1991 and directing that it 
be placed in force immediately. 

Mr. John P. Mullane, General Manager, San Francisco Water 
Department, presented the revised mandatory water conservation 
program. He said if implemented, this program would have a 
significant impact on every individual who lives and works in San 
Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Alameda counties. If this 
plan is not adopted, there would be a significant impact on the 
availability of the water supply to 2.6 million people. He stated 
that this rationing plan was not the only effort staff had taken to 
obviate the current supply situation; in addition, water had been 
purchased from Placer County Water Agency and Modesto Irrigation 
District . 

He described the current level of Hetch Hetchy's storage at 9% of 
its capacity and New Don Pedro at 42% of capacity. Local storage, 
which includes the peninsula and Alameda County was at 36%. 
Overall, that represented 26% of capacity storage for a system that 
has to provide water to 2.6 million people. Mr. Mullane stated that 
it was for these reasons this program was being developed. 
Currently, there is a mandatory rationing program requiring a 25% 
system-wide reduction. Mr. Mullane remarked that both the people in 
San Francisco and suburban resale areas had achieved a 24% 
reduction versus the 25% goal. He stated the recommended plan for 
adoption would be increased to a 45% system-wide reduction but that 
depending upon changes in weather conditions, staff may have to come 
back to the Commission to increase or decrease the 45% system-wide 
goal . 



91-041 



Mr. Mullane stated there were two minor changes to the proposed 
mandatory water conservation program that were not included in the 
package and requested that they be incorporated in the plan. He 
said chat the proposed mandatory water conservation program had five 
basic elements: 1) increased levels of rationing; 2) additional 
water use restrictions; 3) excess use charges; 4) increased 
enforcements; and, 5) mandatory conservation inspection. 

Increased Levels of Rationing 

Mr. Mullane explained the proposed mandatory water conservation 
program for San Francisco. Maximum allotments would be 300 gallons 
per day for residential households and 150 gallons per day per 
living unit in apartment buildings. The minimum allocation for all 
residential accounts v/ould be 50 gallons per day per documented 
resident. Additionally, irrigation services would be cut by 90%, 
providing it was a service purely for irrigation. The 
commerical/industr ial allocations would be reduced by the same 
amount as the residential accounts. The only exception would relate 
to health care facilities, provided that they install water 
conservation devices on the premises. Allocations for new accounts 
would be 50 gallons per day which would be re-evaluated once they 
have demonstrated to the Water Department that they had installed 
water conservation devices. 

Additional Water Use Restrictions 

He further explained the existing water use restrictions and the 
proposed new restrictions of the plan. Violation of any water use 
restrictions could result in the installation of a restricting 
device in the service line of the customer and continued violation 
would result in termination of water service. 

Excess Use Charges 

Mr. Mullane said that tne current excess use charge would remain in 
effect, which basically stipulates that if the allotment is exceeded 
by less than 10% the penalty or excess use charge would be twice the 
oasic rate. If the allotment is exceeded by 10% to 20% the charge 
is eight times tne existing rate and if over 20% the amount is ten 
times the basic rate. The difference in the administration of this 
element of the program is that anyone who exceeds their allotment by 
two consecutive billing periods would find a restriction device 
placed in their service line. Further, a third consecutive time 
would result in termination of the customer's water supply. 

Increased Enforcements 

Additionally, violations of water use restrictions would be looked 
at more closely. The first violation would result in a written 
notice to provide the customer with all legal notification of the 
violation. The secona violation would result in the placement of a 
restriction in the service line and the third violation would result 
in the termination of water supply. 

Mandatory Conservation Inspections 

The fifth element of the program is the requirement for mandatory 
conservation inspections for all large water users, particularly for 
facilities where there is a reasonable indication of water waste. 
Failure to allow the Water Department to perform such an inspection 
would result in a reduction of their allotment, which would result 
in an increase in their excess use charge and the possible 
termination of water service. 



91-042 



Mr. Mullane stated that the same percentages would be applied to the 
suburban resale customers as would be applied in San Francisco. The 
suburban customers jointly would be allowed, within the pool of 
water allocated to them at the reduced level, to allocate among 
their respective districts. The sum of those allocations must total 
the reduced allocation that would be provided to them under this 
program. Mr. Mullane strongly urged the suburban resale customers 
to adopt water use restrictions and enforcement programs similar to 
San Francisco, in order to achieve the same savings and benefits. 
Banking provisions allowed under the current program would be 
extended to the proposed program. Failure to pay excess use charges 
that are not under protest in a timely fashion may result in the 
rescission of the banking provisions for any specific provider. 

This program would be funded from the current budget and the 1991/92 
budget to continue rationing at the 25% level. In order to fund a 
nigher level of rationing, staff will be coming back to the 
Commission with a supplemental appropriation for the balance of the 
current FY 1990/91 and for FY 1991/92. 

Mr. Mullane explained the implementation schedule of when water use 
restrictions, allocations, and rates would become effective should 
the Public Utilities Commission adopt the recommended mandatory 
rationing program. 

President Chiesa invited public comments. 



Mr. James Beard, President, Bay Area Wa 
four points of concern: 1) recognizing 
sicuation is serious and that tough mea 
the present water supply; 2) pointing o 
customers were asked to cut their water 
45%, while San Francisco itself is abou 
severe demands on the suburban customer 
suburban customers have not had enough 
plan but that they are personally commi 
with the San Francisco Water Department 
and, 4) urging San Francisco to seek ev 
secure supplemental water supplies for 
determination . 



ter Users Association, raised 

that the water supply 
sures are needed to conserve 
ut that the suburban 

consumption by more than 
t 3 2%, which makes truly 
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time to review the proposed 
tted to working cooperatively 
to achieve their objectives; 
ery available avenue to 
the Bay Area with vigor and 



Mr. Douglas Short, Vice President, Bay Area Water Users Association, 
concurred witn Mr. Beard's comments and expressed his appreciation 
for the efforts of tne San Francisco Water Department in keeping the 
suburban customers appraised of the situation. 

Mr. John Farbstein, resident of Belmont, stated that he was not 
ODJecting to the proposed plan, but was disappointed that the 
suburban customers must bear che brunt of the burden. He urged the 
Commission to take whatever action was necessary to insure that the 
hardship be borne equally by the entire State and not just by a few 
isolated counties. 

Mr. Louis Giraudo, Cnairman of the Board, San Francisco French Bread 
Company, stated that their firm provides 26% of all bread consumed 
in San Francisco. He stated that he understood the seriousness of 
the present situation and would do everything possible to contribute 
to the water conservation effort. Since 45% of bread consists of 
water, Mr. Giraudo asked the Commission to look at the appeal 
process tor essential food producers. He stated that his company 
employs 1,000 people, and that they may have to lay off workers. 



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Mr. Al Adreveno, Vice President, Coastside County Water District, 
remarked that San Francisco is their principle source of water 
supply for tne Half Moon Bay area. During the 1976/77 drought, the 
floriculture industry was hit particularly hard. As a result, the 
industry developed several water conservation techniques. Mr. 
Adreveno said that he hoped that the current rationing plan 
recognizes the floriculture industry's need for summer water so that 
their local economy would not be too severely damaged. Also, he 
urged the San Francisco Water Department to buy and purchase water 
from other sources to meet the demands of their customers. 

Ms. Jessica Bernstein, representing San Francisco Chamber of 
Commerce, expressed their support for the mandatory water 
conservation program. However, she stated that the Commission 
should carefully consider how the implementation of this policy 
would affect ousinesses and their employees. 

Mr. Mike McNeely, representing the City of Milpitas, made reference 
to a letter from the Mayor of Milpitas encouraging San Francisco 
Water Department to continue to pursue supplemental water supplies 
at this critical time. 

Mr. Dan Alexander, President, Purissima Hills water District, 
remarked that their allocation was the most severely cut out of all 
the retail agencies served and requested that the Commission 
consider a more equitable distribution to the Los Altos Hills area 
district . 

Mr. Don Mcintosh, Director of Facilities, Advanced Micro Devices, 
Inc., stated tney employ about 12,000 employees and are responsible 
for about $1 billion a year in sales. However, his main concern was 
the potential interruption of their water supply which would cause 
them to cease operations and the employment of many people, since 
they depend on a good supply of very clean water to operate their 
facilities. Mr. Mcintosh said it was their intention to continue to 
work with the Water Department to improve their methods of 
conservation, but would like to have their fair share of water 
supply . 




Mr. Ron Enomoto, resident of Half Moon Bay, stated that he owns and 
operates a small greenhouse business in Half Moon Bay and that after 
the drought in 1977, they made every effort to conserve water by 
various techniques. Mr. Enomoto said he was concerned that he had 
conserved nimself out of business due to his conservation efforts. 
Therefore, tie requested that in the appeal process there would be 
provision to take into account successful conservation practices. 

Mr. Charles Findeisen, representing Nurserymen's Exchange, said that 
he hoped that they would not have to reduce their employee ratio as 
a result of the proposed rationing plan. 

Mr. Tom Reynolds, President, Cointrol Equipment Corporation, 
presented a statement made by the President of the California 
Carwash Association to the State Water Resources Control Board 
hearing on January 29, 1991. He stated that the California Carwash 
Association had been addressing water usage and conservation methods 
by using recycled water, high pressure low volume pumps and computer 
controlled rinses. He pointed out that they are really a part of 
the solution and not the problem because commercial carwashes are in 
a controlled environment resulting in the conservation of water. 



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Mr. Clive Davies, Chief Operating Officer, Linear Technology- 
Corporation, stated that they are a growing industry which enroloys 
about 700 people. Mr. Davies said that their existing allotment of 
water would have to remain the same. Otherwise, they would not be 
able to continue to grow and compete in the world market place, 
which could jeopardize approximately 300 jobs. 

Mr. Harold Wright, representing Forest Hill Association, spoke in 
support of the rationing program but was of the opinion that the 
specific allocation method was unfair. He stated allocations should 
be made on a per capita basis so that those who were not wasting 
water in 1987 are not penalized. 

Ms. Virginia McCullough, resident of Sunol, spoke in opposition to 
Mission Valley Rock's quarrying in the San Francisco Water 
Department Sunol Valley watershed. She said that their operation 
caused depletion and deterioration of the water supply. 

Ms. Patricia Stiilman, resident of Sunol, stated that the community 
of Sunol was opposed to Mission Valley Rock's application for a new 
quarry permit. Ms. Stiilman said that she hoped the Public 
Utilities Commission would tnink very carefully about this matter 
before approving the permit for a new quarry, which consumes vasts 
amounts of water . 

Mayor John Sutorius, City of Palo Alto, remarked that they have been 
a long and valued customer of the San Francisco Water Department and 
have absolute empathy and understanding regarding the decisions that 
have to be made. He presented the Commission three charts that 
explained the City of Palo Alto's historical and projected water 
consumption. Mayor Sutorius did say they hope to see that the 
important public health and emergency response services of their 
nospitals would be protected. 

Mr. Nathan Ratner, Chairman, San Francisco Clean Water Program, 
stated tnat water is the most critical thing in San Francisco and 
that we must plan for the future. 

Ms. Dorothy Demsy, resident of San Francisco, commented on her 
conscientousness in conserving water. She stated that during the 
drought of 1976 her family of six dropped their water consumption 
from 324 gallons per day to 144 gallons per day. Presently, she 
said there are now only two members in her family with an allotment 
of 177 gallons per day of which they consume only 96 gallons per day. 

Commissioner Chin commended Ms. Demsey for her efforts in conserving 
water . 

Mr. James Peters, objected to the restriction that all self-serve 
car washes use recycled water. He said if this restriction is 
imposed 93% of self-serve car washes will be forced to close their 
businesses . 

Mr. David Pilpel encouraged the Commission not to consider new wat^r 
service connections during the drought. 

Commissioner Flynn asked staff to look into the possibility of some 
type of modification to the program or relief for industries whose 
employee's jobs may be at risk due to the new rationing plan. 

Commissioner Toupin stated that we should have an on-going effort to 
minimize the amount of economic deprivation or damage that can 
result from this new plan. He said he was impressed with the fact 
that the self-serve car washes are alleged to use less water than 
anybody else and was concerned that if we require they use recycled 
water we would put them out of business. 

Commissioner Flynn asked staff to report back to the Commission on 
how much water is used in the quarries. 

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Commissioner Rodis asked how staff plans to enforce water 
restrictions on the Crystal Springs Golf Course given the fact they 
are not billed for their water. 

Mr. ilullane replied that the Water Department is in the process of 
reviewing all of tneir lessees and their use of water and whether 
they are using the water efficiently or not. He said that Crystal 
Springs Golf Course can use potable water only for irrigation of the 
greens which will be enforced. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that staff should present to the 
Commission a plan which would cause the Water Department to have 
sufficient staff to police the areas to see whether or not people 
are complying with all water restrictions. 

Mr. Muliane responded that a major component of the supplemental 
appropriation is enforcement. 

President Chiesa asked what flexibility there was in the plan to 
address situations like that of Mr. Enomoto who has reduced his 
water by 85% since 1977 and to be reduced further would mean the end 
of his business. She said for those people who are making every 
effort co conserve water, consideration should be given. 

Mr. Muliane replied that to the extent that the Department can 
negotiate additional augmentation of water supplies, they would be 
recommending that those incremental increases in water be allocated 
both inside and outside San Francisco to the business communities 
realizing that there would be a more significant impact on them. 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities, stated there 
is an appeals process in the plan designed to address concerns 
brought to the department which would be weighed individually. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired about the water used at Candlestick Park 
to wet the field during the 7th inning stretch during baseball 
season . 

Mr. Muliane responded that the department is in the process of 
drafting a letter to the General Manager of the Recreation and Park 
Department addressing that issue. 

Commissioner Chin remarked he would like staff to look into the rock 
quarry issue and its use of water. He also said that in addition to 
implementing water conservation measures for City departments, that 
staff needs to adopt the same attitude toward City-leased property. 
Commissioner Chin stated that staff should look at each individual 
industry to determine their water needs and how each industry is 
doing in terms of water conservation. He further mentioned that 
customers should not be penalized who had already conserved water 
and that perhaps in the long term staff should look at implementing 
the per capita system. 

President Chiesa thanked all the speakers for their comments and 
stated that adopting this plan would bring handships on everyone but 
that there is no other choice. 

On motion of Commissioner Chin, seconded by Commissioner Rodis, 
Resolution No. 91-0057 was approved as amended. 

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91-046 



Resolution No. 91-0066 -- Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the 
Board of Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the amount of 
$960,000 from the deobligation of Hetch Hetchy's capital improvement 
project 772, Moccasin Shop Buildings, and to amend the operating 
budget to fund needed services during the remainder of FY 1990/91. 

Mr. Anson B. Moran, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water & Power, 
stated that this supplemental request is to provide funding for 
contracts in the future. 

Commissioner Chin remarked on the importance over the next two or 
three years of looking at in-house attorney services versus 
contractual consultant services. 



On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Rodis, 
Resolution No. 91-0066 was approved. 



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New Business 

President Chiesa congratulated Edward Harrington, Finance Director, 
on his recent proposed appointment as Controller of the City and 
County of San Francisco. She also congratulated Commissioner Rodis 
in his appointment to the Community College Board. 



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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel commented on the departure of Commissioner Rodis, 
Edward Harrington and Deborah Rohrer, three valuable members of the 
Puolic Utilities Commission. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADUOURNED: 5:28 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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^T MINUTES 

^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 

Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

March 12, 1991 
/&/ 

COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Vvelton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 



DEPOSITORY ITEM 
DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

>R 5 1991 
PU6UCUBRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



91-048 



Call to Order: 2:15 P.M. 



Present: President Sherri Chiesa, Vice President Gordon Chin, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 

Excused: Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of February 26, 1991 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 

NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0074 MR Adopting Modifications to the Schedule of Rates, 
Fares, and Charges of the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway related to the AC/BART Plus Muni Pass, 
AC/Muni Transbay Pass, BART/Muni Cash Transfer, and 
Golden Gate/Muni Bus to Bus Pass. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was aaopted: 

91-0075 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into agreements with regional transit 
agencies to reflect changes, effective July 1, 1990 
and terminating June 30, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0076 MR Authorizing the Director of Finance to apply for, 
accept, and expend $13,815,120 UMTA Section 9 
capital assistance funds and $3,453,780 from local 
match funds such as State Transit Capital 
Improvement Funds, State Urban Rail Bond Funds, 
State Clean Air and Transportation Improvement Act 
Bond Funas, State Transit Assistance Funds, 
Transportation Development Act Funds, Bridge Toll 
Net Revenues, Gas Tax Revenues, Hetch Hetchy 
Revenues, Transit Impact Development Fees, San 
Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation 
Funds, and/or San Francisco County Transportation 
Sales Taxes tor the following Municipal Railway 
Projects: Fixed Facility Rehabilitation, Processing 
and Office Equipment, F-MARKET Streetcar ( PCC ) 
Renovation, Trolley Overhead Reconstruction, Replace 
24th and Utah Street(s) Shops, and Preparation of a 
Standard Trolley Bus Specification. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 



91-049 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0077 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $95,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0078 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-866, Cable Car Barn - Turntable 
Rehabilitation; authorizing an extension of time for 
unavoidable aelays of 133 calendar days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $3,879.19 
to the Contractor, Valentine Corporation, San 
Rafael, CA . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0079 MR Approving Contract Modification No. 1 totalling 

$320,790 to San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract 
No. MR-881, No. 31 Balboa Line Electrification - 
Trolley Coach Overhead Construction; and approving 
an extension of time of 10 working days, to the 
Contractor, Abbett-Yick, AJV. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0080 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-1011-R, Presidio Yard - Security 
Fencing & Gates; authorizing an extension of time 
for unavoidable delays of 182 calendar days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$40,653.18 to the Contractor, Interlane and P & J 
Utility Co., San Francisco, CA. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0081 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2088, Repaving of Street and Sidewalk Openings. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 



91-050 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0082 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-2018, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation; approving Debit 
Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$5,304.80; authorizing an extension of time for 
unavoidable delays of 58 working days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$12,439.90 to the Contractor, Berrios Construction 
Company, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-00b3 BLHP Approving Contract Modification No. 1 to San 

Francisco Bureau of Light, Heat and Power Contract 
No. BLhP-201, Maintenance, Repair and Alterations of 
City-Owned Street Lighting Systems, increasing the 
contract amount for additional work from $732,153.84 
to $787,153.84, to the Contractor, Kingston-Cresci , 
AJV. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0084 UEB Authorizing the reallocation of $148,850 from the 

Utilities Engineering Bureau's Rental of Property to 
Materials and Supplies to purchase software, 
supplies and minor furnishings. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0085 PM Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of January, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

yi-0086 GM Honoring Doris Kahn for her fourteen (14) years of 
dedicated service as the Mayor's Representative on 
the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and 
her commitment to and advocacy of Public Transit. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 



91-051 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0087 WD Authorizing the issuance of not-to-exceed 

$76,000,000 principal amount of San Francisco Water 
Revenue Bonds, 1991 Series A; authorizing execution 
and aelivery of a first supplemental indenture; 
adopting an official statement; authorizing 
execution of a purchase contract; delegating to the 
General Manager and Assistant General Manager, 
Finance, of the Commission power to complete 
inaenture and bond purchase contract; and 
authorizing distribution of documents and taking of 
necessary action. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0088 WD Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Water Department supplemental 
appropriation request in the amount of $300,000 to 
fund claims known and anticipated for payment during 
this fiscal year. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0089 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute Modification No. 5 to the Agreement 
between the Public Utilities Commission on behalf of 
the City and County of San Francisco and Brian E. 
Gray, Attorney-At-Law, increasing the length of the 
contract to December 31, 1992 without an increase in 
the contract amount. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0090 HH Authorizing the Real Estate Department to negotiate 

and execute a lease agreement with Robin Tyler 

Productions for the use of Cabin Number One at Camp 
Mather . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0091 MR Reaffirming approval of the "Assignment of 
Advertising Transit Shelter Agreement" and 
authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute the "Assignment of Advertising Transit 
Shelter Agreement." 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 



91-052 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0092 FM Requesting the Board of Supervisors to amend the 

Administrative Code, Section 1.39 which will allow 
the Public Utilities Commission to enter into hold 
harmless agreements with other transit agencies. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

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New Business 

Commissioner Chin inquired on the status of the two vacant deputy 
general manager positions in the Municipal Railway. 

Mr. Johnny B. Stein, General Manager, Municipal Railway, responded 
that the Deputy of Transportation position had been affected by the 
hiring freeze but that the Deputy of Administration position would 
be filled with an NCS appointment. 

Commissioner Chin also asked staff what could be done about water 
penalty charges imposed upon landlords in multi-unit buildings since 
the landlord does not have control over his tenant's consumption of 
water. Commissioner Chin requested staff to prepare an analysis 
related to the excess use charges imposed on landlords. 

Mr. John P. Mullane, General Manager, Water Department, explained 
that the Water Department took the position that a 50% pass through 
of penalties from the landlord to the tenant would be appropriate 
because it put an equal financial burden on both the landlord and 
the tenant to conserve — the tenant to change their habits and the 
landlord to retrofit his facility in such a way that they could both 
contribute towards water conservation. He stated that there was no 
way to determine the consumption of water by tenants other than 
individually metering each apartment dwelling. Mr. Mullane 
explained the two methods of metering apartment dwellings: 1) 
having the Water Department install individual services for each 
apartment, which would be extremely costly to the landlord, and 2) 
the landlord hiring a private plumber to install meters in-line, 
which would be less expensive. 

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Report of the General Manager 

Graffiti 

Ms. Barbara Conway, Graffiti Prevention Program Manager, updated the 
Commission on the three projects that the Graffiti Prevention 
Program had on-going. Being recipients of a $75,000 grant from 
Pacific Telesis, Ms. Conway said the Graffiti Prevention Program was 
able to hire five parttime youth counselors and a parttime creative 
design project manager to assist her on the three on-going 
projects. The three projects are: 1) Parent and Youth Sessions 
(PAYS), which is a program where youths who are caught writing 
graffiti must attend sessions with a parent, (this program is 
designed to help youths understand the financial cost and 



91-053 



unattractiveness graffiti presents to the City); 2) filling the 
empty spaces inside Municipal Railway buses with posters donated 
from various schools, instead of reproducing car cards, which is 
very expensive; and 3) taking an inventory throughout San Francisco 
of the aifferent kinds of graffiti and defining what is graffiti, 
which involved coordination with different public, private, and 
local agencies that are responsible for cleaning graffiti. She said 
the intention of this grant was to launch a city-wide campaign that 
was aesigned to aeal with graffiti, not just with Muni's graffiti. 
She also indicated that the Police Department had been extremely 
cooperative with this project, as well as the Juvenile Probation 
Department . 

The Commission congratulated Ms. Conway for her efforts in taking a 
program from nothing and building it into what has become a very 
creative solution to a very tough program. 

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Public hearing 

Resolution No. 91-0076 — To consider authorizing the Director of 
Finance to apply for, accept, and expend $13,815,120 UMTA Section 9 
capital assistance funds and $3,453,780 from local match funds such 
as State Transit Capital Improvement Funds, State Urban Rail Bond 
Funds, State Clean Air and Transportation Improvement Act Bond 
Funds, State Transit Assistance Funds, Transportation Development 
Act Funds, Bridge Toll Net Revenues, Gas Tax Revenues, Hetch Hetchy 
Revenues, Transit Impact Development Fees, San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Improvement Corporation Funds, and/or San Francisco County 
Transportation Sales Taxes for the following Municipal Railway 
Projects: Fixed Facility Rehabilitation, Processing and Office 
Equipment, F-MARKET Streetcar (PCC) Renovation, Trolley Overhead 
Reconstruction, Replace 24th and Utah Street(s) Shops, and 
Preparation of a Standard Trolley Bus Specification. 

Mr. Fred Howell, Director of Resources, Planning and Development, 
Finance Bureau, gave a presentation on the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Fiscal Year 1991 Urban Mass Transportation Act Section 9 
grant application. (A copy of the transcript is on file with these 
minutes . ) 

President Chiesa invited public comments. There were none. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 91-0076 was approved. 

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Public Hearing 

Item No. 8 — (a) To consider adoption of a revised Schedule of 
Rates for San Francisco and suburban retail 
customers, including a base rate increase, 
arought surcharge and irrigation service rate 
schedule . 

(b) To consider adoption of a revised Schedule of 

Rates for suburban wholesale customers, including 
a base rate increase and drought surcharge. 

Mr. John P. Mullane, General Manager, Water Department, explained 
the rate package addressing the issues of balancing the Fiscal Year 
1991/92 budget, taking care of drought-related situations and the 
potential for the purchase of water from the State. With the use of 
charts, Mr. Mullane presented an overview of what the rate increases 



91-054 



would be for in-city rates and wholesale suburban rates. Under Plan 
1, Without the Purchase of Water from the State, there would be a 
rate increase of 14% for in-city customers, a 64% rate increase 
forsuburban wholesale customers, and a 43% drought surcharge 
increase required to balance the budget based upon the assumption 
that consumption would be reduced in proportion to the 45% mandatory 
rationing program adopted February 26, 1991. Under Plan 2, there 
woula be a cost for the purchase of water depending upon what the 
costs would be for the purchase of water from the State water bank, 
in addition to a 14% rate increase for in-city customers and an 
anticipated 64% rate increase for suburban wholesale customers. At 
this point, he said there could be further modifications to the 
rates in order to pay for the additional water purchased from the 
State water bank. He suggested that the Commission continue the 
matter until the March 26, 1991 meeting. 

President Chiesa invited public comments. 

Mr. Earl Lenahan, Secretary, Bay Area Water Users Association, 
requested that the Commission continue to accept testimony until the 
March 26, 1991 meeting. Mr. Lenahan said he appreciated the 
difficulties involved in setting rates in a short time and under 
these uncertain circumstances where costs related to the emergency 
drought water bank cannot be estimated. 

No action was taken by Commissioners. The public hearing was 
continued until March 26, 1991. 

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Public Hearing 

Resolution No. 91-0074 — Amending the fare schedule for the 
Municipal Railway to revise the Municipal Railway's share of revenue 
from certain inter-operator passes. 

Resolution No. 91-0075 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to enter into agreements with regional transit agencies to 
reflect changes, effective July 1, 1990 and terminating June 30, 
1991. 

Ms. Kathleen Kelly, Deputy Director, Resource Planning and 
Development, Finance Bureau, gave a presentation on modifying the 
Municipal Railway Fare Schedule related to the different passes. 
Ms. Kelly explained that there were two resolutions being proposed. 
The first resolution would amend the Muni Fare Schedule and the 
second resolution would authorize the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to enter into agreements with the transit agencies to 
implement the inter-operator pass program. 

Ms. Kelly noted that the Board of Supervisors passed a resolution 
requiring that not only should we comply with the legal requirements 
for public hearing but that in addition we should post notices of 
all changes to the fares on Muni buses. All legal requirements for 
notice were met, but no notice was posted on the buses. 

President Chiesa invited public comments. 

Mr. David Pilpel was of the opinion that . adequate notice had not 
been given to passengers of any increases related to the passes. He 
asked several questions related to the BART Plus Pass, the Golden 
Gate ferry transfers, the AC Transit transfer stickers, the 
BART/Muni transfers and whether these changes would include ball 
park service. 



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Ms. Kelly replied that the inter-operator passes would be treated 

the same as the Fast Pass, and that the Finance Bureau would meet 

with Mr. Pilpel to address his questions related to the details of 
each pass. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 91-0074 and Resolution No. 91-0075 were approved. 

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Resolution No. 91-0086 — Honoring Doris Kahn for her fourteen (14) 
years of dedicated service as the Mayor's Representative on the 
Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and her commitment to 
ana advocacy of Public Transit. 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Finance Director, indicated that a plaque 
would be presented to Doris Kahn at a reception next week honoring 
her for her fine efforts and commitment to public transit. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 91-0086 was approved. 



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Resolution No. 91-0087 — Authorizing the issuance of not-to-exceed 
$76,000,000 principal amount of San Francisco Water Revenue Bonds, 
1991 Series A; authorizing execution and delivery of a first 
supplemental indenture; adopting an official statement; authorizing 
execution of a purchase contract; delegating to the General Manager 
and Assistant General Manager, Finance, of the Commission power to 
complete indenture and bond purchase contract; and authorizing 
aistribution of documents and taking of necessary action. 

Mr. Harrington stated that the proposed resolution would authorize 
the issuance of $76 million principal amount of San Francisco Water 
Revenue Bonds. He notea that of the $76 million in Water Revenue 
Bonds, $67 million would pay for the reconstruction and replacement 
of existing facilities of the Water Department and Hetch Hetchy 
Capital Programs and repay ourselves for expenditures made on 
portions of the program. The remaining $9 million would be a debt 
reserve funo. 

On motion of Commissioner Chin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 91-0087 was approved. 

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Public Comments 

Ms. Virginia McCullough, resident of Sunol, spoke in opposition to 
the proposed Surface Mining Permit No. 29 approved for Mission 
Valley Rock Co. by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. She 
stated that other bay area water districts are not allowing 
quarrying operations on their land during the current drought. Ms. 
McCullough requested information on how much water was being used by 
this quarrying operation and how much was being charged for the 
water . 



91-056 



President Chiesa requested a response at the next Commission meeting 
to Ms. McCullough's complaint. 

Mr. David Pilpel inquired as to whether the increase in the Muni 
Fast Pass to $30 was part of the budget that the Commission adopted. 

Commissioner Flynn replied that a modification of the Fast Pass 
could not be in the budget unless the Commission had a rate hearing 
prior to the budget being approved. 

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ThEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:30 P.M 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



91-057 



MINUTES 



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„ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 



SPECIAL MEETING 



Room 2C, City Hall 

9:00 A.M. 

March 29, 1991 



DEPOSITORY ITEM 
DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

APR 5 W! 

PU3UC LIBRARY 



COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



91-058 



Call to Order: 9:05 A.M. 



Present: Vice President Gordon Chin, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

Excused: President Sherri Chiesa 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted in Executive 
Session: 

91-0093 PM Approving settlement of Klaus Zimmerman, Superior 
Court Case No. 844-419. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0094 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $24,152.94. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0095 WD Approving the transfer of unclaimed credit balances 
in the amount of $72,046.16 from San Francisco Water 
Department Consumers' Closed Accounts to the San 
Francisco Water Department's Unappropriated Surplus. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0096 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-205&, 8-lnch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Fourth Street between Market and Townsend Streets, 
in the net amount of $406,985.20 to Stacy and 
Witbeck, Inc., San Francisco, CA. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



91-059 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0097 MR Designating Tuesday, April 23, 1991, at 2:00 p.m. in 
Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco as the date, time 
and place for a public hearing for considering an 
amenament to the Muni Fare Code pertaining to the 
introduction of a seven-day Passport which would 
allow unlimited travel on the Municipal Railway's 
scheduled service, including Cable Cars. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0098 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-888, No. 30 Stockton Line Trolley Coach Overhead 
Reconstruction. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0099 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-893, Special Rail Procurement for the J-Church 
and M-Oceanview (J-M) Layover Terminals and Geneva 
Carbarn Modification Projects. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0100 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-1038, Muni Metro System Castro No. 10 Crossover. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0101 BMIS Authorizing the transfer of $95,000 from Bureau of 
Management Information Systems' 1990/91 Data 
Processing Lease Maintenance to Materials and 
Supplies, Training, DP/WP Equipment and Contractual 
Services. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



91-060 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0102 PM Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of February, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0103 WD Designating Tuesday, April 23, 1991, at 2:00 p.m., 
in the Chambers of the Board of Supervisors, City 
Hall, San Francisco as the date, time and place for 
a public hearing to consider adopting revisions to 
the current Mandatory Water Conservation Program. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0104 WD Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into an agreement with the State Department 
of Water Resources to purchase water from the 
California Drought Emergency Water Bank for delivery 
to San Francisco's San Antonio Reservoir. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0105 WD Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into an agreement with the Placer County 
Water Agency to purchase surplus surface water, and 
an agreement with the State Department of Water 
Resources for delivery of water to San Francisco's 
San Antonio Reservoir. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0106 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to negotiate and execute a professional service 
agreement with ERM West, Inc. to provide 
professional engineering services to the City of San 
Francisco till June 30, 1992 at an amount 
not-to-exceed $250,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



91-061 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0107 HH Agreeing to the First Amendment to the Agreement 

with Vinson & Elkins, increasing the contract amount 
by $300,000, for a total not-to-exceed $600,000, and 
extending the term of the contract to June 30, 1992. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0108 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute an agreement with Ellis, King, and 
Prioleau for outside legal services in the upcoming 
FERC hearings, such contract to terminate June 30, 
1992 and not exceed the sum of $60,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0109 UEB Rejecting all bids on San Francisco Water Department 

Contract No. WD-2037, Calaveras Pipeline Replacement 

and Outlet Facilities Modifications and authorizing 

readvertisement under WD-2037R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0110 MR Rejecting all proposals for paratransit broker 

services; and authorizing circulation of a revised 
Request-f or-Proposals to provide paratransit broker 
services from October 1, 1991 to June 30, 1996. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 

Commission . 



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Announcement 

Commissioner Chin announced that the Commission met in Executive 
Session on March 29, 1991 and approved settlement of Klaus Zimmerman 
vs. Hearing Officer, Superior Court Case No. 844-419. 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities, requested 
that the Public Hearing on Water Rates be recalendared from April 9, 
1991 to April 23, 1991. 

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91-062 



Resolution No. 91-0104 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to enter into an agreement with the State Department of 
Water Resources to purchase water from the California Drought 
Emergency Water Bank for delivery to San Francisco's San Antonio 
Reservoir . 

Resolution No. 91-0105 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to enter into an agreement with the Placer County Water 
Agency to purchase surplus surface water, and an agreement with the 
State Department of Water Resources for delivery of water to San 
Francisco's San Antonio Reservoir. 



Mr. John P. Mullane, General Manager, Water Department, stated that 
in January, 1991 the Commission authorized the General Manager of 
Public Utilities to seek supplemental sources of water for purchase. 
He explained that these two resolutions would authorize the General 
Manager of Public Utilities to enter into agreements with the 
California Drought Emergency Water Bank and the Placer County Water 
Agency for the purchase and delivery of water to the San Francisco 
Water Department. The amount of water purchased from the State 
water bank woula be 50,000 acre feet at a cost of $22.5 million. In 
addition, approximately 23,000 acre feet of water would be purchased 
from Placer county Water Agency at a cost of $6.3 million. Mr. 
Mullane said that the source of funding for these water purchases 
woula come from aefunaing various capital projects in the Water 
Department's 1990/91 operating budget with the intent of restoring 
funding to those capital projects in the 1991/92 operating budget 
from water sales. 

Commissioner Flynn requested that a list of the capital projects to 
be aefunaea be provided in the future. 

Mr. Earl Lenahan, Secretary, Bay Area Water Users Association, spoke 
in support of water purchases from various sources and requested 
that the Commission continue to authorize the General Manager of 
Public Utilities to proceed with water purchases. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution Nos. 91-U104 ana 91-0105 were approved. 

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Resolution No. 91-0106 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to negotiate and execute a professional service agreement 
with ERM West, Inc. to provide professional engineering services to 
the City of San Francisco till June 30, 1992 at an amount 
not-to-exceed $250,000. 

Mr. Anson B. Moran, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, 
statea that these services were necessary in order to assist the 
City with on-going hearings held by the State Water Resources 
Control Board regarding the water quality of the San Francisco 
Bay/San Joaquin Delta. 

Commissioner Flynn remarked on the fact that all contracts usually 
have a specific period of time in which to perform the necessary 
services with the phase "not-to-exceed" a certain dollar amount. Ke 
aamonished that staff be careful not to keep on extending the length 
of time on contracts, especially if it involves defunding capital 
improvements to tuna certain contracts. 



91-063 



Commissioner Chin requested that staff determine the requirement for 
permanent, in-house expertise regarding water rights issues rather 
than continuing to rely on consultants and outside counsel. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 91-0106 was approved. 



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Item No. 9 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
enter into the Second Amendment to the Agreement with Grueneich, 
Ellison & Schneider, thereby increasing the funding level by 
$300,000, for a total amount not-to-exceed $594,000. 

Mr. Moran stated that this Second Amendment to the Agreement with 
Grueneich, Ellison & Schneider was for the purpose of identifying 
on-going additional water supply needs and negotiating agreements 
for the purchase of adaitional water. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired about the minority participation in this 
contract. Mr. Elzey replied that this was a women-owned firm. 

Commissioner Toupin moved to approve Item No. 9. Commissioner Chin 
seconaea. Commissioner Flynn voted against the motion. The motion 
failed for lack of a majority vote of the Commission. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 9:39 A.M, 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



91-064 



^ MINUTES 

-_ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 



Room 262, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

April 9, 1991 

COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 



DOCUMENTS D/Ipy. 

2 . 1**1 



SAN FRANwi^wO 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



91-065 



Call to Order: 2:20 P.M. 

Present: President Sherri Chiesa, Vice President Gordon Chin, 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of March 12, 1991 and the special meeting of March 29, 1991 
were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

By Common Consent, the following resolutions were 
aaoptea: 

91-0111 GM Expressing sincere appreciation to Rodel E. Rodis 

for his many contributions as a member of the Public 
Utilities Commission and for his dedicated service 
to the people of the City and County of San 
Francisco. 



91-0112 GM Expressing sincere appreciation to Edward M. 

Harrington for his service to the Public Utilities 
Commission as Assistant General Manager and Finance 
Director and extending congratulations and best 
wishes on his appointment as Controller of the City 
and County of San Francisco. 

91-0113 GM Expressing appreciation to Deborah Rohrer for her 
five (5) years of service as Manager of Claims and 
Contracts for the Public Utilities Commission and 
extending best wishes for continued success in her 
future endeavors. 

91-0114 GM Recognizing and extending sincere appreciation to 
the Transportation Division Managers, Municipal 
Railway, for their services to the City and County 
of San Francisco in furthering the Affirmative 
Action goals of the Public Utilities Commission. 

91-0115 GM Recognizing and extending sincere appreciation to 
the Maintenance Division Managers, Municipal 
Railway, for their services to the City and County 
of San Francisco in furthering the Affirmative 
Action goals of the Public Utilities Commission. 

91-0116 GM Recognizing and extending sincere appreciation to 
the San Francisco Water Department, for their 
contribution to the City and County of San Francisco 
and for their efforts and accomplishments in 
furthering the Affirmative Action goals of the 
Public Utilities Commission. 



91-066 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0117 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $156,151.01. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0118 WD Declaring an emergency to construct a temporary 

connection between the State Water Project's South 
Bay Aqueduct and San Francisco Water Department 
facilities near Sunol to provide for additional 
purchase of water; approving a transfer of $477,000 
from Hetch ..Hetchy-Water Demand Study to Water 
Department-Construct Feeder Mains; and requesting 
the Board "of Supervisors to approve the expenditure 
of $487,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0119 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2067, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Hayes Street between Buchanan Street and Larkin 
Street. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0120 MR Approving Contract Modification No. 1 for an amount 
of $92,111 to San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-869, Potrero Facility 
Rehabilitation, to the Contractor, N.L. Barnes 
Construction Co., Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0121 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
modify its contract with the California 
Environmental Internship Program to increase the 
contract by an amount not-to-exceed $42,000 in order 
to maintain intern staff assistance on electricity 
conservation projects in municipal facilities. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



91-067 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0122 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
modify its existing contract with Brown, Vence & 
Associates for a sum not-to-exceed $32,000 for the 
purpose of conducting electrical load forecasting 
analysis and assisting in implementation of near 
term load management measures for municipal 
operations . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0123 GM Approving the temporary appointment made by the 

General Manager of Public Utilities of Michelle N. 
Witt as Assistant General Manager and Finance 
Director, PUC Finance Bureau; said temporary 
appointment to be effective March 19, 1991 and cease 
with the appointment of a permanent incumbent. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0124 MR Approving in concept the conversion of the 71-HAIGHT 
NORIEGA from aiesel to trolley coach service; and 
authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal 
Railway to prepare grant applications and seek 
environmental clearance as necessary for the 
implementation of this project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0125 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the San Francisco 
Water Department to execute an agreement with 
Suburban Purchasers relative to asset 
classifications for rate purposes for Fiscal Years 
1984/65 through 1989/90. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0126 WD Requesting the Controller to transfer funds from the 
Water Department's salary savings in the amount of 
$475,510 for the payment of the State Department of 
Health Services fee, additional property tax 
payments and additional Workers' Compensation claim 
payments for FY 1990/91. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



91-068 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0127 WD Consenting to an assignment of Lease by No. 1 NB 
Partners, a California limited partnership, as 
Assignor, to James C. Pusateri, Jr. and/or Barbara 
G. Pusateri, or their successor (s) , Trustee(s), 
Assignee, for the remainder term of Lease, subject, 
but not limited, to the requirements that the 
Assignee assume all the covenants, conditions duties 
and obligations contained in Lease and that it 
comply with the surety bond and insurance 
requirements set forth in Lease of certain Water 
Department land in Milpitas, Santa Clara County 
located at 225 South Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas, CA. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-U128 WD Requesting approval for the sale of an easement to 
the City of Milpitas for the installation and 
maintenance of a 24-inch sewer line adjacent to Bay 
Division Pipelines Nos. 3 and 4; and authorizing the 
Director of Property to proceed with the necessary 
preparation of legislation for adoption by the Board 
of Supervisors. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0129 HH Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $9,000,000 from Hetch Hetchy's 
unappropriated revenue, and to amend the operating 
budget for purchase of power during the remainder of 
Fiscal Year 1990/91. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0130 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into the Second Amendment to the Agreement 
with Grueneich, Ellison & Schneider, thereby 
increasing the funding level by $100,000, for a 
total amount not-to-exceed $394,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



91-069 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0131 UEB Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to negotiate and execute an agreement with 
Consolidated Engineering Laboratories to provide 
testing laboratory and technical engineering 
services in an amount not-to-exceed $100,000 for a 
term of one year. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0132 UEB Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to request qualification statements, 
interview, select and recommend a qualified 
consulting engineering firm to provide required 
engineering services for a period of twenty-four 
(24) months at a cost not-to-exceed $350,000, of 
which $100,000 will be allocated to Municipal 
Railway Engineering projects. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0133 MIS Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a personal service contract extension 
with Carlton and Associates and E.H. White & Company 
for the purpose of further developing computerized 
maintenance systems for an amount not-to-exceed 
$150,000 and a period of time not-to-exceed December 
31, 1992. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0134 FM Adopting the 1991 Transit Legislative Program and 

directing the Public Utilities Commission staff and 
the City's advocates in Sacramento and Washington, 
D.C., to work towards implementing the program; and 
directing staff to incorporate local issues in its 
Transit Legislative Program to help meet the 
transportation needs of the City and County of San 
Francisco . 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



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91-070 



Report of the General Manager 

Affirmative Action 

Resolution No. 91-0114 — Recognizing and extending sincere 
appreciation to the Transportation Division Managers, Municipal 
Railway, for their services to the City and County of San Francisco 
in furthering the Affirmative Action goals of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

Resolution No. 91-0115 — Recognizing and extending sincere 
appreciation to the Maintenance Division Managers, Municipal 
Railway, for their services to the City and County of San Francisco 
in furthering the Affirmative Action goals of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

Resolution No. 91-0116 -- Recognizing and extending sincere 
appreciation to the San Francisco Water Department, for their 
contribution to the City and County of San Francisco and for their 
efforts and accomplishments in furthering the Affirmative Action 
goals of the Public Utilities Commission. 

Ms. Anarea Gourdine, Manager, Bureau of Personnel and Training, 
stated that since the Affirmative Action Plan was adopted two year's 
ago, many Affirmative Action goals had been met by the various 
operating departments. Three resolutions were presented recognizing 
the Municipal Railway's Transportation and Maintenance Divisions and 
the Water Department for their outstanding achievements in the 
Affirmative Action Program. The Transportation Division had 
achieved and exceeded all their goals for minorities and women. In 
the Maintenance Division, they had reached their goals by achieving 
full parity in the skilled craft categories for all minorities. 
Also, the Water Department had achieved gains for every protective 
category, that is, all minorities and women. 

By Common Consent, Resolution Nos. 91-0114, 91-0115, 91-0116 were 
approved . 

Water Storage and Water Rationing Program 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities, stated that 
on April 1, 1991, water rationing at a 45% conservation level was 
implemented. Since that time, staff have been studying the water 
storage situation and analyzing the present snow pack. Also, water 
purchase agreements had been approved by the Commission with the 
State Water Bank and Placer County for the purchase and delivery of 
water to the San Francisco Water Department. The 45% rationing 
program has had a significant economic hardship on the San Francisco 
community and the Bay Area. Given those factors, Mr. Elzey stated 
that at the April 23, 1991 Commission meeting staff would be 
presenting a revised rationing program moving rationing back to 25% 
and maintaining some of the same water restrictions that were 
implemented with the current 45% rationing program. The package 
would also include a proposed process of rationing based on a per 
capita allocation should staff have to move back to a higher 
rationing plan above the 25% level. 

Commissioner Toupin stated he would like to present the context in 
which he viewed the rationing program. He suggested that staff 
consider the possible consequences if we should be wrong by 
returning rationing to the 25% level. He stated that prior to the 
March rains, it was concluded that there was about 18 months of water 



91-071 



in storage for about two and a half million customers. At that 
time, staff was seriously concerned about whether or not there would 
be enough water this year and whether staff would be facing at the 
end of next year a situation where there would only be six months of 
water supply left. Commissioner Toupin expressed how important 
water is to the economy of this region and that it is part of the 
capital of what we ao and remarked that monetary capital could be 
replaced by various means but water capital cannot be replaced. 

Commissioner Chin said that he was glad to hear that staff was 
contemplating alternative measures to the rationing plan and that if 
we have to go back to a higher level of rationing, that the per 
capita system would be implemented. 

Commissioner Flynn asked what impact this would have on the water 
rate structure. 

Mr. Elzey replied that staff postponed calendaring the water rate 
package until the April 23, 1991 meeting. At that time, the water 
rate structure would be revised reflecting the 25% rationing level. 

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Resolution No. 91-0124 — Approving in concept the conversion of the 
71-HAIGHT NORIEGA from diesel to trolley coach service; and 
authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal Railway to prepare 
grant applications and seek environmental clearance as necessary for 
the implementation of this project. 

Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Strategic Planning, Muncipal Railway, 
requested that the Commission approve the conversion of the 
71-HAIGHT NORIEGA from diesel motor coach service to electric 
trolley coach service. The electrification of the 71-HAIGHT NORIEGA 
is in support of the Public Utilities Commission, City Planning, and 
the Board of Supervisor's general policies supporting the 
electrification of the Municipal Railway's lines where feasible in 
terms of environment, energy conservation and economics. Mr. Straus 
highlightea three primary reasons for the electrification of the 
71-HAIGHT NORIEGA line, which were: 1) that the line frequently 
operates every ten minutes; 2) that the line runs on a number of 
hills, primarily on Haight Street; and 3) that part of the existing 
route already was under overhead wires. 

Mr. Straus stated that three public meetings were held during June, 
1990. There were three major problems that the public addressed at 
these hearings. The first issue concerned the route that would be 
used for the terminal loop. Initially, staff recommended that the 
trolley coach line be constructed along Lower Great Highway. After 
much controversy, Mr. Straus said that staff was now recommending a 
loop via 46th Avenue, Ortega and 47th Avenue to a terminal at a 
boarding island on Noriega Street. 

The second issue of concern was wheelchair accessibility. Originally, 
staff recommended non-accessible trolley coach service for a number 
of years before replacing them with accessible trolley coaches when 
service begins in 1995. Staff now is recommending that accessible 
articulated trolley coaches be assigned to the line initially when 
it begins operation in 1995. 

The third issue concerned the mode of operation during peak hours 
which presently operates as a limited stop service. The staff 
recommendation is that the line operate as a local trolley coach 
only ana that pre-empt signals be installed at several locations 
along the route. 



91-072 



Mr. Norman T. Larsen, representing the Haight-Ashbury Improvement 
Association, spoke in support of the conversion of the 71-HAIGHT 
NORIEGA. 

Mr. Bruce Oka, representing the Elderly and Handicapped Advisory 
Committee, spoke in support of the electrification of the 71-line 
ana that San Francisco continue to prosper in its reputation of the 
most accessible City for disabled individuals in terms of 
transportation . 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, San Francisco Tomorrow, spoke in support of the 

electrification of the 71-line. He stated that proceeding with this 

project would be an opportunity to reduce air pollution and noise in 
San Francisco neighborhoods. 

Mr. Jon Poschman, member of the San Francisco Bicycle Advisory 
Committee, remarked that there would be a reduction in pollution for 
bicyclists with the electrification of the 71-line. 

Mr. John Holtzclaw, representing the Sierra Club, commented on how 
the electrification of the 71-line is a step forward in reducing air 
pollution and reducing energy consumption. 

Mr. David Pilpel spoke in support of the electrification of the 
71-line. 

Ms. Betsy Foree commended the Municipal Railway and Mr. Peter Straus 
for adaressing the concerns of the neighboring areas which was 
constructive and positive. 

Mr. Ralph Henson concurred with Ms. Betsy Foree's comments. 

Ms. Janis Walker was of the opinion that to electrify the 71-line 
and eliminate diesel service would be a mistake since the service 
would be dependent upon electric power and that San Francisco is an 
area where earthquakes occur. 

On motion of Commissioner Chin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 91-0124 was approved. 

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Resolution No. 91-0130 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to enter into the Second Amendment to the Agreement with 
Grueneich, Ellison & Schneider, thereby increasing the funding level 
by $100,000, for a total amount not-to-exceed $394,000. 

Commissioner Flynn made a motion to amend the proposed resolution to 
substitute $100,000 for $300,000 and that Grueneich, Ellison & 
Schneider obtain proper Human Rights Commission (HRC) certification 
within 60 days. At that time, the remaining $200,000 would be 
considered for approval. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 91-0130 was approved as amended. 

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91-073 



Resolution No. 91-0134 — Adopting the 1991 Transit Legislative 
Program and directing the Public Utilities Commission staff and the 
City's advocates in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., to work towards 
implementing the program; and directing staff to incorporate local 
issues in its Transit Legislative Program to help meet the 
transportation needs of the City and County of San Francisco. 

Commissioner Toupin moved to to amend the resolution to include 
local laws and regulations as well as Federal and State in the 1991 
Transit Legislative Program. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 91-0134 was approved as amended. 

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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel asked whether the Public Utilities Commission was 
preparing a current annual report. Mr. Elzey replied that staff was 
in the process of catching up reports covering previous years as 
well as preparing a current annual report. 

Mr. Pilpel also inquired about the Water Department hearings held in 
December, 1990 concerning water supply issues in San Francisco. Mr. 
Elzey informed Mr. Pilpel that the water supply study had been 
completed and was transmitted to the Board of Supervisors and Public 
Utilities Commission. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:32 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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^T M I n u t e s 

r PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 



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SPECIAL MEETING 



Room 2C, City Hall 

11:00 A.M. 

April 17, 1991 



COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
/,h< 2 2 ' yy l 

SAN FRANc. o^O 

PimiJC LlbrtARY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 11:11 A.M. 

Present: President Sherri Chiesa, Vice President Gordon Chin, 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0135 WD Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors an emergency Water Department 
supplemental appropriation in the amount of 
$20,965,000 for the purchase and transfer of water 
from the California Drought Emergency Water Bank and 
Placer County Water Agency. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

A copy of the above resolution is on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 11:13 A.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 



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^PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 



Chambers of the Board of Supervisors, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

April ,23, 1991 

COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Vvater Department 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MdY J 5 1991 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BUREAUS 



Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 
Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



V 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:15 P.M. 

Present: President Sherri Chiesa, Vice President Gordon Chin, 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of April 9, 1991 and the special meeting of April 17, 1991 
were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0136 WD Adopting revisions to the Mandatory Water 
Conservation Program. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0137 WD Adopting a revised Schedule of Rates for San 

Francisco and suburban retail customers, including a 
base rate increase, drought surcharge and irrigation 
service rate schedule. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0138 WD Adopting a revised Schedule of Rates for suburban 

wholesale customers, including a base rate increase 
and drought surcharge. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0139 MR Adopting Modifications to the Schedule of Rates, 
Fares, and Charges of the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway relative to the introduction of a seven-day 
Passport which would allow unlimited travel on 
scheduled service, including cable cars. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



91-078 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0140 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $141,500. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0141 FM Approving collection of charges for damages for the 
month of February, 1991 against the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway from miscellaneous debtors in the 
amount of $48,999.25 and write-off compromise 
reductions for comparative negligence in the amount 
of $8,083.54; and approving Bureau of Light, Heat & 
Power collections from miscellaneous debtors in the 
amount of $5,704.51. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0142 FM Approving collection of charges for damages for the 
month of March, 1991 against the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway from miscellaneous debtors in the 
amount of $19,844.87 and write-off compromise 
reductions for comparative negligence in the amount 
of $1,771.77; approving San Francisco Water 
Department collections from miscellaneous debtors in 
the amount of $2,291.53; and approving Bureau of 
Light, Heat & Power collections from miscellaneous 
debtors in the amount of $6,173.67. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0143 WD Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors to approve the expenditure in the amount 
of $500,000 from the Water Department's Main 
Replacement appropriation wn order to inspect and 
repair possible structural flaws in Bay Division 
Pipeline No. 4 in the City of Redwood City. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0144 WD Requesting the transfer of $450,000 and approving 
the plans and specifications as prepared and 
recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call for 
San Francisco Water Department Contract No. WD-2009, 
Baden Pump Station - Improvements. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



91-079 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0145 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-2048, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Leavenworth Street 
between Pine Street and Pacific Avenue and Larkin 
Street between Pacific Avenue and Vallejo Street; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $3,576; authorizing an extension of time 
for unavoidable delays of 14 working days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$14,198.70 to the Contractor, Interlane General 
Engineering and P & J Utility Company, AJV. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0146 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2081, in the amount of $327,088 to Hevi-Duty 
Electric, Highway 117 South Goldsboro, NC. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0147 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2084, Purchase of Water Pumps and Motors for San 
Antonio Pump Station Project, in the amount of 
$436,350 to Dresser Industries, Inc., Dresser Pump 
Division, San Ramon, CA. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0148 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2090, Purchase of Valves and Hydraulic System for 
San Antonio Pump Station Project, in the amount of 
$139,505 to Henry Pratt Company, Pleasant Hill, CA. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was aaopted: 

91-0149 MR Awarding San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract 
No. MR-1020, Cable Car Barn - Furnish and Install 
Oil Separator, in the net amount of $52,314.94 to 
San Luis Construction, San Francisco, CA. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



91-080 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0150 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute an agreement with Transportation 
Displays, Inc. to manage the Municipal Railway's 
Transit Advertising Agreement for a period of five 
years, from July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1996; and 
commending the Transit Advertising Agreement to the 
Board of Supervisors and the Mayor for their 
consideration and approval. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0151 MR Authorizing the circulation of a Request-for- 
Proposals to provide the Community Affairs 
Department of the Municipal Railway with Marketing, 
Advertising, and Creative Design Services. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0152 MR Requesting the Board of Supervisors approval to 

contract for the provision of paratransit services 
for Fiscal Year 1991/92. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0153 MR Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
extend the Booz, Allen and Hamilton, Inc. contract 
to December 31, 1991 to provide engineering services 
for the Light Rail Vehicle Purchase Project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0154 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilites 
to execute Modification No. 2 to the personal 
services contract with George Pattee; extending the 
duration of the contract through December 31, 1991; 
and increasing the maximum expenditure to $112,000 
for additional work to be performed in the 
rehabilitation of Market Street Railway Streetcar 
#798 at Deuel Vocational Institute in Tracy, CA. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



91-081 



RESOLUTION 
MO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0155 WD Approving a fund transfer of $310,000 from the Water 

Department's Project 605, Defining Right-of-Way and 

Property Lines to Project 125 Pleasanton Property 
Development . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0156 WD Approving a contract amendment with the Planning 

Collaborative in the amount of $240,000 to complete 
the Specific Plan work for the Water Department's 
lands in Pleasanton, CA. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0157 HH Authorizing Hetch Hetchy Water and Power to apply 

for, accept, and expend an energy conservation loan 
from the California Energy Commission, not-to-exceed 
$1.3 million to implement energy efficiency measures. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0158 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into the Second Amendment to the Agreement 
with Grueneich, Ellison & Schneider, thereby 
increasing the funding level by $200,000, for a 
total amount not-to-exceed $594,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0159 UEB Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to execute Amendment No. 2 with Manna 
Consultants, Inc. for engineering design related to 
the rehabilitation of the MUNI Potrero Division 
Facility to provide professional services during the 
construction phase. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



91-082 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0160 UEB Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2062, San Antonio Pump Station Improvements, in 
the amount of $1,792,000 to Power Engineering 
Contractors, Inc., Palo Alto, CA. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0161 UEB Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering 

Bureau to execute Amendment No. 6 with Camp Dresser 
and McKee, Inc., for construction support for 
expansion of San Andreas Water Treatment Plant, in 
the amount not-to-exceed $1,707,826 and extending 
the contract completion date until August 30, 1993. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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New Business 

Commissioner Flynn requested that staff respond to the letter of 
April 18, 1991 regarding the rerouting of the 42 line. He stated 
that he wanted staff to report back to the Commission on whether or 
not the allegations made in the letter were correct, since the 
letter indicated many offices would be without bus service if the 42 
line were moved to a new area. 

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Report of the General Manager 

1991/92 Budget 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities, stated that 
staff had discussed 5% ana 10% reductions in the 1991/92 budget with 
the Mayor's Office. Primarily, the discussions centered around 
reaucing the Municipal Railway's General Fund support by 5% and 
10%. Potential reductions would be in the areas of fuel, 
administrative staffing, PUC services and engineering and labor 
expenses. Discussions were being engaged in at staff level 
regarding the issue of possibly increasing the price of the Fast 
Pass and reviewing Muni service. 

Mr. Elzey stated that the Mayor's Office was in the process of 
examining the 1991/92 budget for the Water Department and Hetch 
hetchy Water & Power and said that they would not be subject to the 
b% and 10% budget reductions, but that there would be certain 
changes the two departments would have to make. Since staff was 
still in discussions with the Mayor's Office regarding the 1991/92 
budget, Mr. Elzey stated he was not in a position to give the 
Commission any specifics on which to act but that he would keep them 
informed of further developments and take whatever steps were 
necessary to bring the budget in line with the Mayor's Office 
requirements . 

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91-083 



Public Hearing 

Resolution No. 91-0136 — Adopting revisions to the Mandatory Water 
Conservation Program. 

Mr. Anson B. Moran, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water & Power, 
gave a presentation with the use of charts on the current water 
supply. He stated that during March, precipitation was in excess of 
15" but that most of that precipitation was still in the form of 
snow. Since the beginning of April, water storage was about at the 
same level as it had been in 1988. Mr. Moran said that with the 
current water supply in storage, expected runoff from snow and water 
transfers, that by July 1, 1991 the water supply situation would be 
the same as last year, which would allow staff to recommend 
returning to the 25% rationing program. 

Mr. John P. Mullane, General Manager, Water Department, explained 
the changes that he was proposing to the current rationing plan. He 
stated that due to the current water in storage, staff was 
recommending that the rationing program return to the 25% rationing 
level. This would reduce system-wide demand by 25% compared to 1987 
water use which would be based on a 10% reduction on inside water 
use and a 60% reduction on outside water use. Customers who do not 
have a 1987 consumption history or who have new accounts would have 
an allocation based on a per capita basis. Mr. Mullane stated that 
the water use restrictions implemented with the original 25% 
rationing program would remain the same but that additional water 
restrictions that were in force with the 45% rationing program would 
remain. These additional water restrictions would: 1) stipulate 
that determined water waste would serve as evidence that the 
customer's allotment was too high and would be subject to review and 
possible termination of service; 2) that water use for cooling and 
commerical operations must be recycled; and 3) that groundwater 
and/or reclaimed water be used for the irrigation of golf courses, 
median strips and street sweepers. Excess use charges would remain 
exactly the same. The suburban resale customers would receive an 
annual allocation of water based on the same inside/outside formula 
usea for San Francisco customers. 

Mr. Mullane stated that should this plan be approved, allocations 
would become retroactive to April 1, 1991 and that written 
notification of new allocations would be sent to all customers by 
May 15, 1991. Mr. Mullane also said that staff would be looking at 
the per capita methodology as a more equitable means of rationing 
water for San Francisco residents. Unfortunately, this could not be 
implemented at this time because there is no database for such a 
program . 

President Chiesa invited public comments. 

Mr. James Beard, President, Bay Area Water Users Association, spoke 
in support of the San Francisco Water Department's decision to 
return to the allocations which were in effect since March of 1990. 
He stated that the Bay Area Water Users Association was committed to 
aggressive conservation but had several ideas on how the San 
Francisco Water Department's regional water supply system could be 
maae more secure. A copy of Mr. Beard's statement is on file with 
the minutes of this meeting. 

Mr. Harold Wright commented on the rationing program related to 
excess use charges and whether a flow restrictor device should be 
implemented in a customer's line. 

Mr. Myron Tatarian was of the opinion that a water bank system be 
set up for customers who do not use their total allotment of water 
and strongly urged the Commission to seriously consider his proposal 



91-084 



Mr. Douglass J. Engmann, President, Sage Clearing, suggested that 
the San Francisco Water Department trade unused water allotments on 
the market place. He stated that the Water Department could issue 
water savings coupons for every water user who is below his water 
allotment and allow those coupons to be sold to residents or 
businesses who have a need to use water over their allotment. 

Mr. bob Begley, Executive Director, Hotel Council of San Francisco, 
stated that his organization represents all the major hotels in San 
Francisco and that it was very difficult to regulate how much water 
hotel guest's use. He spoke in support of the 25% rationing plan 
and said that it would make things much easier for the hotel 
industry during the drought. 

Mr. John Barber, representing Liberty-Hill Neighborhood Association, 
appealea to the Commission to normalize the water supply and also to 
obtain an emergency supply of water if the drought continues. 

Commissioner Chin asked for a report regarding the per capita system 
within 30 days. The issues he wanted addressed were: 1) how would 
the system work; 2) what help could staff get from other city 
departments; 3) what was the experience of other districts who had 
the per capita system in place; and 4) what would be the 
administrative costs to implement the per capita system? 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 91-0136 was approved. 

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Public Hearing 

Resolution No. 91-0137 — Adopting a revised Schedule of Rates for 
San Francisco and suburban retail customers, including a base rate 
increase, drought surcharge and irrigation service rate schedule. 

Resolution No. 91-0138 — Adopting a revised Schedule of Rates for 
suburban wholesale customers, including a base rate increase and 
drought surcharge. 

Mr. Mullane explained that the proposed base rate increase would be 
14% both to City and suburban retail customers, which would equate 
to a 9.1/d increase. This 14% increase would cover on-going 
operating costs in the 1991/92 budget. In addition to the base rate 
increase, there would be a water purchase surcharge of $.18 that 
would be charged for all water delivered, which represents a 27% 
increase over the base rate of $.669. This charge is required 
because of the costs associated with the purchase of water from the 
State Water Drought Emergency Bank and Placer County. 

The proposed rate package for Suburban Wholesale customers would 
increase from a 52. 4£ per unit to 73/d per unit, representing a 39.7% 
rate increase above the current rates for 1990/91. Their unit 
charge would increase from $228.25 per acre foot to $317.99 per acre 
foot. 

President Chiesa invited public comments. There were none. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution Nos . 91-0137 and 91-0138 were approved. 

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91-085 



Public Hearing 

Resolution No. 91-0139 — Adopting Modifications to the Schedule of 
Rates, Fares, and Charges of the San Francisco Municipal Railway 
relative to the introduction of a seven-day Passport which would 
allow unlimited travel on scheduled service, including cable cars. 

Mr. Johnny B. Stein, General Manager, Municipal Railway, stated that 
since June 1989, the Municipal Railway had offered one-day and 
three-day Passports for use by city visitors. Through January 1990, 
150,000 Passports have been sold. At the request of Supervisor 
Willie B. Kennedy, the department investigated the feasibility of 
establishing a seven-day Passport. This Passport would allow 
unlimited travel on scheduled service, including cable cars, priced 
at $15.00. 

President Chiesa invited public comments. There were none. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 91-0139 was approved. 

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Resolution No. 91-0150 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to execute an agreement with Transportation Displays, Inc. 
to manage the Municipal Railway's Transit Advertising Agreement for 
a period of five years, from July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1996; and 
commending the Transit Advertising Agreement to the Board of 
Supervisors and the Mayor for their consideration and approval. 

Mr. Stein stated that under the terms of this new agreement, tobacco 
and alcohol advertising would be excluded on Muni vehicles. There 
would be a minimum effect on the revenue received from this 
advertising agreement. 

Mr. Jaimie B. Levin, Community Affairs, Municipal Railway, explained 
that following the Commission's approval in January 1991 to 
circulate a Request-For-Proposals (RFP) for the Municipal Railway's 
Transit Advertising Agreement for 1991-1996, over thirty RFP's were 
sent to various companies. A pre-proposal conference was held in 
which representatives from ten companies attended. He stated that 
Transportation Displays, Inc. (TDI) was the only company that 
submitted a proposal. The RFP Selection Committee took TDI's 
proposal through the regular process, and unanimously approved 
recommending TDI to manage Muni's Transit Advertising Agreement over 
the next five years. 

Commissioner Toupin asked if staff had reached an independent 
conclusion about the economic viability of TDI. 

Mr. Levin replied that the Bureau of Finance reviewed TDI's auditing 
reports and that the Selection Committee as a group represented the 
professions of banking and finance. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 91-0150 was approved. 

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91-086 



Resolution No. 91-0154 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilites to execute Modification No. 2 to the personal services 
contract with George Pattee; extending the duration of the contract 
through December 31, 1991; and increasing the maximum expenditure to 
$112,000 for additional work to be performed in the rehabilitation 
of Market Street Railway Streetcar #798 at Deuel Vocational 
Institute in Tracy, CA. 

Mr. Bruce Bernhard, Director of Stategic Planning, Municipal 
Railway, requested that this personal services contract with George 
Pattee be extended to perform additional work on the rehabilitation 
of Market Street Railway Streetcar #798 at the Deuel Vocational 
Institute. At the January 22, 1991 Commission meeting, the 
Commission asked that there be certain guarantees about completion 
of the project. Staff had investigated whether Mr. Pattee could be 
bonded to guarantee completion of the work, but it was concluded 
this would not be feasible since he does not have control over the 
supply of inmate labor. Mr. Bernhard said that staff had discussed 
the work plan with Market Street Railway (MSR), a private non-profit 
support group which has already done a considerable amount of work 
for the Municipal Railway. Market Street Railway agreed that if the 
work is not completed by Deuel Institute, they would complete the 
work on the streetcar. 

Mr. David Pharr, representing Market Street Railway, stated that MSR 
reviewed the project with the Municipal Railway and had agreed that 
if the work was not completed by Deuel Institute they would 
guarantee to perform the work at no additional cost to the City. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 91-0154 was approved. 

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Resolution No. 91-0155 — Approving a fund transfer of $310,000 from 
the Water Department's Project 605, Defining Right-of-Way and 
Property Lines to Project 125 Pleasanton Property Development. 

Resolution No. 91-0156 — Approving a contract amendment with the 

Planning Collaborative in the amount of $240,000 to complete the 

Specific Plan work for the Water Department's lands in Pleasanton, 
CA. 

Mr. Douglas Wright, Deputy Mayor, Transportation and Public Works, 
stated that at the November 27, 1990 meeting the Commission was 
provided with a summary of the Specific Plan for undertaking a 
community development process for the San Francisco Water 
Department's lands in Pleasanton. He explained that further funds 
were needed to complete the Specific Plan work and move ahead with 
the planning process before staff could pursue a long-term agreement 
with a developer. Mr. Wright mentioned that staff was not asking 
tor approval at this time to go through the selection process of 
seeking a developer for the Water Department property in Pleasanton. 

Commissioner Chin requested that the Commission be given a briefing 
of the project before going through the next phase of selecting a 
developer. Some of his concerns addressed policy issues related to 
land lease concepts, from master developer to joint ventures, equity 
and partner issues. 

Mr. Elzey stated that he would draft a letter to Mr. Wright 
outlining the various concerns of the Commission. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution Nos . 91-0155 and 91-0156 were approved. 

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91-087 



Resolution No. 91-0160 — Awarding San Francisco Water Department 
Contract No. WD-2062, San Antonio Pump Station Improvements, in the 
amount of $1,792,000 to Power Engineering Contractors, Inc., Palo 
Alto, CA. 

Mr. Richard E. Brandt, Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, stated 
that on March 19, 1991 bids were received for Contract No. WD-2062, 
San Antonio Pump Station Improvements. The contract was awarded to 
Power Engineering Contractors, Inc. Mr. Brandt said that Echo West, 
Inc. protested award of the contract to Power Engineering 
Contractors, Inc. because of failure to sign and complete Human 
Rights Commission (HRC) Form 2. 

Mr. George Krueger, General Counsel, Public Utilities, remarked that 
the hRC Form 2 was completed and submitted but was not executed 
because Power Engineering Contractors, Inc. was not requesting a bid 
preference . 

Mr. Ron Brazell, representing Echo West Inc., requested that the 
Commission not award the contract to Power Engineering Contractors, 
Inc. Mr. Brazell was of the opinion that the bid documents require, 
whether or not a bid preference is claimed, that all bidders must 
submit and sign HRC Form 2 with their bid which Power Engineering, 
Inc. failed to do. 

Mr. Daniel E. Collins, Deputy City Attorney, stated that the HRC 
Form 2 only required a signature if the contractor was claiming a 
bid preference. They did not claim a bid preference, therefore, 
they did not sign HRC Form 2 as it was ineligible to claim a 
MBE/WBE/LBE bid preference since they were not a local firm. Mr. 
Collins said that Power Engineering, Inc. was in full compliance 
with all the requirements set forth in the proposal. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 91-0160 was approved. 



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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel urged the Commission not to cut any Muni service as 
a result of the 10% reduction in the Municipal Railway's 1991/92 
budget . 

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Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 



Room 282, City Hall 

2 : 00 P.M. 

May 14, 1991 

COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAY ? a 1991 
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DEPARTMENTS 
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Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



91-089 



Call to Order: 2:13 P.M. 

Present: President Sherri Chiesa, Vice President Gordon Chin, 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of April 23, 1991 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0162 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $69,500. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0163 FM Approving collection of charges for damages for the 
month of April, 1991 against the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway from miscellaneous debtors in the 
amount of $22,448.40 and write-off compromise 
reductions for comparative negligence in the amount 
of $1,221.36; approving San Francisco Water 
Department collections from miscellaneous debtors in 
the amount of $405.55; and approving Bureau of 
Light, Heat & Power collections from miscellaneous 
debtors in the amount of $4,051.08. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0164 MR Amending Resolution No. 91-0117 by changing the 
settlement amount from $156,151.01 to $135,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0165 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-2032, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Sacramento Street 
between Locust and Divisadero Streets, approving 
Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$5,111.60; authorizing an extension of time for 
unavoidable delays of 17 working days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$17,239.70 to the Contractor, Ranger Pipelines, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



91-090 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0166 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-2049, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Octavia Street 
between Market and Fulton Streets; approving Debit 
Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of $5,955; 
and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$10,564.75 to the Contractor, Uniacke Construction, 
Inc . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0167 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-2051, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Dartmouth Street, 
Woolsey to Mansell Street, Colby Street, Olmstead to 
Mansell Street, and Olmstead Street, University to 
Bowdoin Street; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $1,968; 
authorizing an extension of time for unavoidable 
delay of 8 working days; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $12,203.50 to the 
Contractor, P & M Pipelines. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0168 WD Authorizing and approving the substitution of 
subcontractor, Rosendin Electric for Palmer 
Electric, to perform the electric work under San 
Francisco Water Department Contract No. WD-2060, San 
Andreas Water Treatment Plant Expansion No. 2. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0169 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2083, Purchase of Outdoor Power Control Centers 
for San Antonio Pump Station Project, in the amount 
of $321,871 to Controlled Power Corporation, 
Masillon, Ohio. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0170 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2088, Repaving of Street and Sidewalk Openings in 
the amount of $1,341,655 to Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., 
Nationwide Construction Company, Inc. and West Bay 
Nationwide Construction, Company, San Francisco, CA. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



91-091 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0171 WD Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to execute Contract Modification No. 2 with 
Spiniello Construction Company to increase the 
contract amount by $180,000 to repair cracks and 
other defects in San Joaguin Pipeline No. 2; and 
authorizing the transfer of $350,000 from the 
Mountain Tunnel Emergency Repairs Project to the San 
Joaguin Pipeline No. 2 Project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0172 HH Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Hetch Hetchy Water & Power Contract No. HH-817R, 
O' Shaughnessy Dam Leach' Field; approving Credit 
Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$1,573.81; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $19,849.64 to the Contractor, K. W. 
Emerson, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0173 HH Awarding San Francisco Hetch Hetchy Water & Power 

Contract No. HH-827, Moccasin Afterbay Improvements, 
in the amount of $179,500 to Cunningham and Sons, 
Inc. , Oakdale, CA. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0174 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Hetch Hetchy Water & Power 
Contract No. HH-829, O ' Shaughnessy Dam Septic System 
Rehabilitation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0175 MR Awarding San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract 
No. MR-891, Muni Metro Turnaround Test Slurry Wall 
Construction, in the amount of $383,700 to Case 
International Company, Roselle, Illinois for 
testing, investigation and evaluation services. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



91-092 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0176 MR Awarding San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract 
No. MR-999, Curtis E. Green Light Rail Facility, 
Main Maintenance Building-Modification to LRV Lifts, 
in the amount of $562,300 to Power Engineering 
Contractors, Inc., Palo Alto, CA. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0177 MR Approving Debit Contract Modification No. 3 for an 
amount of $360,000 to San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-1005, Cable Car System - 
Furnish and Install Replacements for Depression 
Beams; approving extension of time of 90 calendar 
days; and approving an extension of time of 14$ 
calendar days to the contract term in order to 
accomplish additional work. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0178 MR Approving Debit Contract Modification No. 1 for an 

amount of $38,000 to San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-1013, Presidio Yard Bus Washer 
Replacement and approving an extension of time of 60 
calendar days to the contract term in order to 
accomplish additional work. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0179 MR Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
award MR-1038 to Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., and 
Nationwide Construction Company, Inc., AJV, for an 
amount not-to-exceed $875,000 for the construction 
of the Muni Metro System Castro No. 10 Crossover. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0180 MR Designating Monday, June 17, 1991, at 7:00 p.m. at 
the Southeast Community Facility, 1800 Oakdale 
Avenue, Community Meeting Room; and Tuesday, June 
18, 1991, at 7:00 p.m. at Municipal Railway's 
Presidio facility, 2640 Geary Blvd., as the dates, 
times and places for a public hearing for 
considering possible increases to the cost of the 
Muni Adult Fast Pass and the cost of Special Events 
Service . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



91-093 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0181 PM Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of March, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0182 GM Authorizing the President of the Public Utilities 

Commission to transmit a letter to the Joint Powers 
Board confirming the Commission's continued support 
for the Joint Powers Board's intentions with respect 
to Caltrain right-of-way acquisition and sustaining 
operations . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0183 WD Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $47,925,000 from the proceeds of the sale 
of the San Francisco Water Revenue Bonds, 1991 
Series A. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0184 WD Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into an agreement with the California 
Department of Water Resources for the installation 
of an energy dissipator to provide for an increased 
capacity in the transfer of water from the State 
Drought Emergency Water Bank into San Francisco's 
San Antonio Reservoir. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0185 WD Consenting to an assignment of Lease by United Bank, 
F.S.B., a California Corporation, as Assignor, to 
Sierra Enterprises, Inc., a California Corporation, 
as Assignee, for the remainder term of Lease, 
subject, but not limited, to the requirements that 
the Assignee assume all the covenants, conditions 
duties and obligations contained in Lease and that 
it comply with the surety bond and insurance 
requirements set forth in Lease of certain Water 
Department land located adjacent to 1155 Junipero 
Serra Blvd. in the City and County of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



91-094 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0186 WD Authorizing execution of a Third Supplemental 

Agreement in Modification of Lease to Garden Chapel, 
Inc., of Water Department property located at 885 El 
Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA, extending the 
term for an additional ten (10) year period 
commencing September 1, 1990 and ending August 31, 
2000, increasing the rental to Five Thousand Six 
Hundred Forty Dollars ($5,640) per annum, amending 
insurance provisions and increasing surety bond to 
$25,000, subject to the same terms and conditions; 
and approving all terms and conditions of the May 
10, 1960 Lease as amended. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0187 UEB Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2037R, Calaveras Pipeline Replacement and Outlet 
Facilities Modifications in the amount of 
$15,190,000 to Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., San 
Francisco, CA. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0188 UEB Awarding San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract 
No. MR-890, Purchase of Steel Girder Rail for 
Waterfront and Market Street Projects, in the amount 
of $2,327,865 to Wirth Incorporated, Montreal, 
Quebec, Canada. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0189 UEB Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to execute a professional services agreement 
with Parsons, Br inckerhof f , Quade and Douglas, Inc. 
for conceptual engineering phase services for the 
Muni Metro East Facility and Access Track Project 
for an amount not-to-exceed $1,830,866. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0190 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a permit to use property at Pier 30 - 32 
at the Port of San Francisco for the Municipal 
Railway Annual Bus Roadeo. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



91-095 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0191 FM Authorizing the Director of Finance to apply for, 

accept, and expend up to $3.2 million of Bridge Toll 
funds for San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Improvement Corporation (SFMRIC) lease payments and 
$59.5 million of regional funds such as Urban Mass 
Transportation Administration Section 8 and Section 
9 operating revenues, Transportation Development Act 
(TDA) Articles 4, 8, and 4.5, State Transit 
Assistance Revenue-Based funds, and AB 1107 
half-cent sales tax revenues for 1991/92 Municipal 
Railway operations and capital improvements, and 
$1.6 million of BART District funds for 
reimbursement of "feeder" trips made on Muni to and 
from BART stations in San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0192 BMIS Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a personal services contract 
modification with R.C. Research, Inc. for an amount 
not-to-exceed $25,000 and a period of time 
not-to-exceed June 30, 1992 for additional services 
related to the mandatory water rationing program. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Resolution No. 91-0182 -- Authorizing the President of the Public 
Utilities Commission to transmit a letter to the Joint Powers Board 
confirming the Commission's continued support for the Joint Powers 
Board's intentions with respect to Caltrain right-of-way acguisition 
and sustaining operations. 

Mr. Douglas Wright, Deputy Mayor, Transportation and Public Works, 
stated that the intent of the Joint Powers Board ( JPB) , which is 
made up of Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco Counties, is to 
secure funding for the acquisition of the Caltrain right-of-way 
between the City of Gilroy and the City and County of San 
Francisco. The bulk of the financing for the right-of-way 
acquisition was to come from State Proposition 116 bond sales, but 
due to the budgetary problems the State of California is facing 
there was some question as to the availability of full funding from 
Proposition 116 (Clean Air and Transportation Improvement Act of 
1990). Mr. Wright said that the State Transportation Commission 
noted that one of the problems with the JPB financing package was 
the uncertainty of local financial commitment to the acquisition of 
the Peninsula Commute right-of-way and that the State Transportation 
Commission would like some indication of policy intent from the 
three member counties as to each support for the right-of-way 
acquisition. He stated that the letter to the JPB does nothing more 



91-096 



than indicate the Commission's willingness to explore and proceed 
with a financing package that would reflect support for trying to 
acguire the Peninsula Commute right-of-way. He explained that the 
San Francisco Water Department had been managing a right-of-way 
acquired by the Municipal Railway of approximately 8 plus miles in 
length which had previously been used for transportation purposes 
and is being preserved for future transportation use. A possible 
use which has come to the forefront is the prospective extension of 
BART from the vicinity of the Colma/Daly City turnback to the 
vicinity of the Airport. The proposition which staff would like to 
explore in the future would be that this right-of-way would be 
conveyed to San Mateo County in fee. San Mateo County would make a 
direct cash investment in the Peninsula Commute right-of-way to the 
extent of the value of our participation required in that 
acquisition. Mr. Wright indicated that the Public Utilites 
Commission would receive fair market value for the conveyance of the 
right-of-way if such a financing package could be put together. 

Commissioner Chin inquired about Proposition 116 in relation to the 
State budget crisis and asked whether the State had issued any of 
Proposition 116 bonds. 

Mr. Wright replied that the hope had been that approximately $173 
million would be available for the JPB ' s acquisition of the 
Peninsula Commute right-of-way but given the deficits and problems 
in financing the bonds there- was reluctance on the part of the State 
to issue the full amount of the bonds in Proposition 116. The State 
indicated that any issuance of Proposition 116 bonds would be 
limited not only by budget considerations but be targeted to 
projects which were capital or labor intensive in order to have a 
positive impact on California's economy. The State is asking for 
certain evidences to be provided which would show the JPB ' s 
commitment of local will and local resources for the acquisition of 
the Peninsula Commute right-of-way. 

Commissioner Chin also asked whether there would be an independent 
appraisal process of what the right-of-way was worth and whether the 
appraisal process would be agreed upon by all three counties. 

Mr. Wright responded that the right-of-way would be subject to an 
independent appraisal process for all three counties and that all 
options would be looked at before establishing a market value for 
the property. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, San Francisco Tomorrow, urged the Commission to 
expedite the obtaining of this right-of-way by public agencies 
because it was an important regional transit facility which had the 
capability of serving San Francisco as well as the Peninsula. 

On motion of Commissioner Chin, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution Nos . 91-0182 was approved. 

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Item No. 17 — Presentation on the 1991/92 Budget. 

Ms. Michelle N. Witt, Acting Finance Director, Bureau of Finance, 
gave an update on the status of the 1991/92 budget. She stated that 
in January 1991, the Commission approved the 1991/92 baseline 
budgets and budget change proposals for the operating departments 
and the bureaus. In February, the budget was submitted to the 
Mayor's Office and in March the Mayor's Office requested that 
departments identify ways to achieve 5% and 10% reductions in the 
1991/92 baseline budgets. Ms. Witt highlighted some of the 
significant changes the Mayor was considering for the Water 
Department, Hetch Hetchy Water & Power, and the Municipal Railway. 

She said that the Mayor's Office was proposing to reduce the Water 
Department's equipment baseline budget by $300,000 which represents 
a City-wide policy not to approve the purchase of new vehicles for 
1991/92. Also, another significant reduction under consideration by 
the Mayor was not to approve the proposal for the Water Department's 
water conservation program. 

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Mr. John P. Mullane, General Manager, San Francisco Water 
Department, stated that the two significant items the Mayor 
identified to be cut were the rebate program for ultra low flush 
toilets and the retrofit program for residential customers. The 
Mayor's rationale regarding the retrofit program was twofold: 1) 
that there was pending legislation at the Board of Supervisors that 
would reguire residential homes to be retrofitted within a 
three-year period, irrespective of any program the Water Department 
would have; and 2) that it was not the Water Department's 
responsibility to spend funds on someone else's property. 

Commissioner Chin remarked that he hoped staff would not lose sight 
of the importance of planning and looking at all possible ideas to 
encourage the private sector to participate in water conservation. 

Regarding the Hetch Hetchy budget, Ms. Witt said that the Mayor 
recommended against the department performing a study to consider 
purchasing streetlights, which are currently owned and maintained by 
PG&E. Ms. Witt said that the Mayor's Office was also reducing all 
entertainment budgets for all departments to zero. 

Ms. Witt stated that the Municipal Railway's contribution to the 
General Fund deficit was a combination of revenue enhancements and 
expenditure reductions. The Mayor recommended increasing the Fast 
Pass from $28 to $32. Budget reductions would include: 1) lower 
fuel price assumptions for all City departments; 2) reducing claims 
costs by $500,000; 3) reducing the PUC Bureau's budgets by $686,000; 
and 4) reducing Municipal Railway administrative staff by 18 
positions, of which 12 positions are currently filled. 

Mr. David Pilpel was of the opinion that staff should consider 
reorganization of the PUC staff as a whole and not just look at 
cutting administrative positions within the Municipal Railway. He 
also was of the opinion that the Commission not only look at 
increasing the Fast Pass fare but that they consider increasing the 
senior fare and other fares as well. 

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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel suggested that instead of shutting down and 
substituting buses on the K, L, M lines, that service be rerouted 
via 17th Street during the Castro Crossover Project. He also 
suggested that tokens be reintroduced if there were- any changes in 
Muni fares. 

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The meeting was recessed at 3:22 P.M. to meet in Executive Session 
on Item No . 14 . 

The meeting was reconvened at 3:38 P.M. 

Resolution No. 91-0187 -- Awarding San Francisco Water Department 
Contract No. WD-2037R, Calaveras Pipeline Replacement and Outlet 
Facilities Modifications in the amount of $15,190,000 to Stacy and 
Witbeck, Inc., San Francisco, CA. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 91-0187 was approved. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:39 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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MAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY 
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REGULAR MEETING 



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May 28, 1991 



^ 



COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 



DOCUMENTS WETT. 
PUeUG UBRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 
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Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



91-099 



Call to Order: 2:30 P.M. 

Present: President Sherri Chiesa, Vice President Gordon Chin, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 

Excused: Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of May 14, 1991 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

91-0193 GM Approving the permanent appointment made by the 

General Manager of Public Utilities of Richard E. 
Brandt as Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, to 
be effective immediately. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0194 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $19,612. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0195 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2065, 12-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Lombard, Powell, Union and Stockton Streets from 
Jones to Green Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0196 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2095, Pilarcitos Forebay-Repai r Walkway and 
Sluice Gates. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 



91-100 



I 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0197 WD Requesting the transfer of $450,000 from Fund Group 
32-868, 1972 Water System Bond Fund Project No. 
112-01 Crystal Springs Pipeline No. 1 to Project No. 
161-01 Baden Pump Station Improvements. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0198 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Hetch Hetchy Water & Power 
Contract No. HH-831, Moccasin Powerhouse Interior 
Repair and Painting. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0199 BLHP Authorizing the Bureau of Light, Heat and Power to 
execute Modification No. 2 to the July 1, 1990 
agreement with Kingston-Cresci , AJV; increasing the 
limit of payment from $787,153.84 to $1,749,153.84 
through June 30, 1992; and extending the contract 
for 12 months through June 30, 1992. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0200 MR Requesting the Board of Supervisor's approval to 

extend the time for award of San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-892, Scott Facility Add-On. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0201 MR Authorizing a fund transfer of $300,000 from Object 
145, Judgment and Claims, to fund a projected 
deficit within the Municipal Railway's Object 109, 
Other Contractual Services; and requesting from the 
Controller authorization to transfer up to $150,000 
from the Maintenance Division's Miscellaneous 
Salaries to the Transportation Division's Platform 
Salaries . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0202 MR Requesting the Mayor and the Controller to approve a 
surplus of funds transfer of $217,760 from the 
Municipal Railway's Judgments and Claims 
appropriation to Services of the City Attorney. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0203 FM Requesting the Mayor and the Controller to approve a 
surplus of funds transfer of $490,767 from PUC 
Bureaus' miscellaneous salaries and fringe benefits 
to Services of the City Attorney to fund the 
year-end shortfall. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0204 PM Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the months 
of March and April, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0205 HH Authorizing the Real Estate Department to negotiate 
and execute a lease agreement for Cabin Number One 
at Camp Mather with Charles Cran in lieu of 
previously authorized lease agreement with Robin 
Tyler Productions. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0206 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute an amendment to the agreement with Manna 
Consultants, Inc. for the site-specific functional 
analyses for the Metro East Facility Project and 
extending the completion date of the agreement to 
July 31, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0207 UEB Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering 

Bureau to execute an amendment to the agreement with 
Morrison-Knudsen Engineers, Inc. for performing 
design and field engineering services on an 
"as-needed" basis and to extend the completion date 
of the agreement to December 31, 1991. 



VOTE 



Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0208 UEB Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to execute Amendment No. 6 to the 
Professional Services Agreement with Bechtel 
Corporation in an amount not-to-exceed $8,906,826 to 
complete the Phase II Detail Design work for the 
MUNI Metro Turnaround Project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



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Announcement 

President Chiesa announced that the Commission met in Executive 
Session on May 28, 1991 and approved the permanent appointment of 
Richard E. Brandt as Manager of Utilities Engineering Bureau. 



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Resolution No. 91-0203 -- Requesting the Mayor and the Controller to 
approve a surplus of funds transfer of $490,767 from PUC Bureaus' 
miscellaneous salaries and fringe benefits to Services of the City 
Attorney to fund the year-end shortfall. 

Ms. Michelle N. Witt, Acting Finance Director, Bureau of Finance, 
stated that the City Attorney had requested an additional amount of 
money to the current 1990/91 budget for Services of the City 
Attorney . 

Mr. Fred Howell, Director, Resource Planning and Development, Bureau 
of Finance, said that the amount budgeted in this year's current 
budget for City Attorney services was $2.4 million. The City 
Attorney had projected expenditures over the budgeted amount which 
had created a shortfall of $737,803. A supplemental appropriation 
was previously approved in the amount of $247,000. Therefore, 
approval to transfer a surplus of funds from the PUC Bureaus' budget 
was necessary in order to fund the year-end shortfall to Services of 
the City Attorney. 



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Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities, said that 
the number of requests to the City Attorney's Office for legal 
counsel had exceeded the budgeted amount in this year's budget. Mr. 
Elzey remarked that staff was attempting to think through a process 
by which the various departments would not go through the City 
Attorney on certain matters and that in most instances the General 
Counsel of Public Utilities screens all requests for City Attorney 
services. He stated that he intended to create an internal check 
system by which there would be some type of control to stay within 
the budgeted amount, especially since next year's budget would be 
tighter than this year's budget for Services of the City Attorney. 

Mr. George Krueger, General Counsel, Public Utilities, remarked that 
unlike many law firms, the City Attorney's Office generally does not 
initiate legal action but defends the City and County of San 
Francisco's position when in litigation. 

Commissioner Flynn requested that an analysis be prepared by staff 
showing how the projected expenditures for City Attorney services 
compare with last year's actual spending. He said he also wanted 
the analysis to show what the additional work was to substantially 
support the excess amount. In addition, he requested information 
comparing this year's outside counsel costs to last year's costs. 

President Chiesa asked if the needs of the Water Department and 
Hetch Hetchy had been factored into the 1991/92 budget for City 
Attorney services since additional services are necessary due to all 
the problems related to the drought. 

Mr. Elzey responded that initially they were factored into the 
1991/91 budget but due to the 5% and 10% budget reductions it would 
reduce the overall money available to the City Attorney's Office 
next year. 




On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 91-0203 was approved. 



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Resolution No. 91-0208 — Authorizing the Manager of Utilities 
Engineering Bureau to execute Amendment No. 6 to the Professional 
Services Agreement with Bechtel Corporation in an amount not-to- 
exceed $8,906,826 to complete the Phase II Detail Design work for 
the MUNI Metro Turnaround Project. 

Mr. Flint Nelson, Manager, Project Services Division, Utilities 
Engineering Bureau ,. requested that Amendment No. 6 to the 
Professional Services Agreement with Bechtel Corporation be approved 
to complete the MUNI Metro Turnaround Project. He stated that in 
July of 1990 the Commission approved the start of Phase II Detail 
Design work for the Metro Turnaround Project which was limited only 
to work that could be completed prior to a final decision on the 
Embarcadero Freeway. Since a decision to demolish the Embarcadero 
Freeway had been made, Mr. Nelson said that the final scope of work 
for the Metro Turnaround Project could now be executed to complete 
the final plans and specifications for construction of the project. 
He stated that when the Detail Design work was completed, staff 
would be coming back to the Commission for a final amendment to fund 
Bechtel services during the three-year construction period. 

On motion of Commissioner Chin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 91-0208 was approved. 



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Public Comments 

Mr. Andy Nash, President, San Francisco Tomorrow, spoke in favor of 
hiring additional staff to look at water conservation issues 
throughout the Water Department properties. Mr. Nash also made 
reference to his letter dated May 17, 1991 regarding the Municipal 
Railway Metro automatic train control system contract. He suggested 
that the Commission have a public hearing on the contract before any 
major decisions were made on the bid specifications. Mr. Nash 
commented further on how the bid specifications, and that the bid 
specifications should be amended since they seem to be targeted 
towards one particular type of system. 

Mr. Elzey replied that the contract had been advertised and that a 
formal protest had been filed. 

Mr. David Pilpel concurred with Mr. Nash's comments regarding the 
automatic train control system. He was also of the opinion that the 
Commission should hold public hearings and neighborhood meetings 
regarding any future plans the Municipal Railway would relate to the 
Muni Metro System over the next few years in order to give the 
public an overview of all the various projects that would be 
on-going. Mr. Pilpel further suggested that staff look into the 
security and maintenance of all Municipal Railway vehicles in the 
yards . 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:10 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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COMMISSIONERS 





Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 






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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:15 P.M. 



Present: President Sherri Chiesa, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner Toupin 

Excused: Vice President Gordon Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of May 28, 1991 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0209 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1978, 48-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Peabody Street, 
Leland Avenue, Rutland Street and Tucker Avenue from 
South City Limits to Delta Street; approving Debit 
Contract Modification No. 3 in the amount of 
$58,590.00; authorizing an extension of time for 
unavoidable delays of 5 working days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$103,897.95 to the Contractor, Bay Pacific 
Pipelines, Inc. and Interlane General Engineering, 
AJV. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0210 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Hetch Hetchy Water & Power 
Contract No. HH-830, San Joaguin Pipeline No. 2, 
Repair Mortar Lining, Segment II. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0211 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-868, Metro Center Improvements, Track Switch 
Electrification and Replacement. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



91-107 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0212 MR Awarding San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract 
No. MR-888, No. 30 Stockton Line Trolley Coach 
Overhead Reconstruction, in the amount of $4,348,210 
to Abbett-Yick, San Francisco, CA. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0213 FM Requesting the Board of Supervisors to amend the San 
Francisco Administrative Code to allow the Cable Car 
Change Fund to be increased $11,500; and requesting 
the Controller's concurrence in amending the Rules 
and Regulations, Public Utilities Commission 
Revolving Fund to adjust the amounts of certain 
funds and to update the authorized signature list. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0214 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water 

Department to proceed with the execution of an 
agreement with Leland Stanford Junior University to 
provide professional services in developing an 
expert system computer application to assist in the 
operations of the San Francisco water supply system. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0215 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute Amendment No. 4 of its contract with the 
U.S. Human Resources Corporation to extend the 
contract term to September 30, 1991 for an amount 
not-to-exceed $23,579,699 for Paratransit Broker 
services . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0216 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to negotiate and execute an Agreement with the 
Cerenio Management Group, in an amount not-to-exceed 
$44,319,514 to perform Paratransit Broker services 
for disabled persons, including the sub-contracting 
of paratransit services to transportation providers, 
for the period of October 1, 1991 through June 30, 
1996; and commending the Paratransit Broker Contract 
to the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor for their 
consideration and approval. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



91-108 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0217 MR Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
extend the term of the contract with D & D 
Engineering to June 30, 1992 for engineering 
services to evaluate and redesign the Cable Car 
Track Brake System at no increase in cost. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0218 MR Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
extend the PGH Wong Engineering, Inc. contract to 
December 31, 1991 to provide professional 
engineering services for the PCC Streetcar 
Rehabilitation Project at no increase in cost. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0219 UEB Reguesting the Controller to transfer $12,240,000 

from the Calaveras Pipeline Replacement, Project No. 
102-01 to the San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 
Expansion No. 2 in an amount of $9,816,000 and Sunol 
Water Treatment Plant Improvements in an amount of 
$2,424,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0220 UEB Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to negotiate and execute a professional 
services agreement with AGS, Inc. to provide 
engineering services for Hetch Hetchy Project 
"Emergency Action Plans for Hetch Hetchy Dams". 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0221 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to modify an agreement between the City and County 
of San Francisco and Williams, Adley & Company for 
an extension of time from June 30, 1991 to December 
31, 1991 for auditing and consulting services on an 
"as-needed" basis. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0222 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to modify an agreement between the City and County 
of San Francisco and Ferguson & Company for an 
extension of time from June 30, 1991 to December 31, 
1991 for auditing and consulting services on an 
"as-needed" basis. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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Item No. 10 — Authorizing the Director of Property to proceed with 
the preparation of the necessary submittal to the Mayor and to the 
San Francisco Board of Supervisors for their approval of the 
granting of an easement to the State of California, Department of 
Water Resources for the purpose of connecting the South Bay Agueduct 
to the San Antonio Reservoir and operating and maintaining the 
facilities . 

Commissioner Toupin inquired if protection is needed to retain the 
interconnect beyond the 10-year contract period. He said the 
Commission should consider adding a clause that would protect the 
City's right to continue to have the interconnect. 

Mr. John Mullane, General Manager, San Francisco Water Department, 
stated that he would have the City Attorney draft a clause to be 
added to the agreement. 

The matter was continued. 

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Resolution No. 91-0216 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to negotiate and execute an Agreement with the Cerenio 
Management Group, in an amount not-to-exceed $44,319,514 to perform 
Paratransit Broker services for disabled persons, including the 
sub-contracting of paratransit services to transportation providers, 
for the period of October 1, 1991 through June 30, 1996; and 
commending the Paratransit Broker Contract to the Board of 
Supervisors and the Mayor for their consideration and approval. 

Ms. Annette Williams, Manager, Elderly and Handicapped Program, 
Municipal Railway, gave a brief overview of the broker selection 
process. She stated that the Broker Selection Committee reviewed 
the proposals and recommended that the Public Utilities Commission 
authorize the negotiation and execution of a contract with Cerenio 
Management Group as the most qualified company. The Cerenio 
Management Group is a minority woman-owned local business. All 
affirmative action requirements adopted by the PUC have been 
fulfilled. 

The contract amount of $44,319,514 allows for: approximately 10% for 
the broker's administration costs and 90% for transportation 
providers to pay for door-to-door services for disabled persons; 
projected sales tax expansion; 5% cost-of-living adjustment for each 
year; and an estimated $2 million in State Transit Assistance 
funding from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. 

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Attorney Kent Khtidian, representing U.S. Human Resources, Inc. 
(USHRC) , one of the contract bidders, read a letter that he had 
handed to the Commission. His stated that his client believed he 
was disadvantaged in the proposal selection process and questioned 

the overall qualifications of Cerenio Management Group how USHRC's 

long and proven record of minority hiring and promotion; fiscal and 
physical resources; proven procedures and practices; and experienced 
staff, weighed against those contained in the proposal of the 
successful bidder. He said his client was also concerned that the 
successful bidder (a former employee) may intend to use procedures, 
practices and a computer program specifically designed by USHRC for 
the administration of paratransit services. 

Mr. Khtidian stated that he had recently requested selection process 
information from Muni staff and that he had received a prompt 
response. He said USHRC was requesting that the Commission put into 
abeyance its decision on the award of the paratransit broker 
services contract until the documents could be reviewed in more 
detail . 

Ms. Virginia Cerenio, principal owner of Cerenio Management Group, 
stated that she developed many of the innovations at USHRC; that she 
was experienced and well-qualified to perform in all aspects of the 
contract; and that her firm had followed all requirements in the 
selection process and had submitted a fair bid. Ms. Cerenio asked 
that the Commission not delay a decision on the contract. 

Mr. Michael Kwok, Vice Chairman, Paratransit Coordinating Council, 
spoke highly of Virginia Cerenio and supported awarding the contract 
to her firm. 

Mr. Silas Telfor, Secretary, Paratransit Coordinating Council, spoke 
in favor of awarding the contract to Cerenio Management Group. 

Mr. David Pilpel concurred in support of the Cerenio Management 
Group proposal and asked that the Commission act on the matter today. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 91-0216 was adopted. 

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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel stated that he had not received a follow-up on the 
matter of Inter-Operator Fare Coordination Agreements. 

Referring to the upcoming fare hearings next week, Mr. Pilpel asked 
whether there would be a change in the City's reimbursement for the 
regional pass. Ms. Michelle Witt, Acting Finance Director, replied 
that it was not the intent to raise the cost. 

Mr. Pilpel said he received today's agenda an hour before the 
meeting and that it was postmarked June 10. He requested that the 
Commission Secretary look into the matter. 

Mr. Pilpel inquired about the status of the proposed Historic 
Streetcar service. Mr. Johnny Stein, General Manager, San Francisco 
Municipal Railway, replied that staff was looking into making this 
service self-supporting and that the matter should come before the 
Commission soon. 

Mr. Pilpel said he had not received information on the Short Range 
Transit Plan. He also suggested holding neighborhood meetings on 
the Short Range Transit Plan. 

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91-111 



Mr. Art Michel, Board Member of the Market Street Railway, and 
representing Mr. Steve Pickens, the President, requested that the 
special services agreement be on the calendar for the next meeting 
as they had planned to operate the streetcars on the Fourth of July 
and the next meeting would be the last meeting prior to that date. 

Ms. Michelle Witt said staff was working on the matter and would try 
to get it to the Commission as soon as possible. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 2:54 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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/^■ M I N U T E S 

^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 

SPECIAL MEETING 

Southeast Community Facility 

1800 Oakdale Avenue 

San Francisco, CA 

7:00 p.m. 

June 17, 1991 

COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUL 8 199} 

SA N FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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Call to Order: 7:15 P.M. 



Present: President Sherri Chiesa, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

Excused: Vice President Gordon Chin 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



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Public Hearing 

Item No. 3 -- To consider adopting modifications to the Schedule of 
Rates, Fares and Charges of the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
increase the price of the Adult Fast Pass and to increase the fare 
for Special Events Service. 

Ms. Michelle N. Witt, Acting Finance Director, Bureau of Finance, 
gave a presentation on the staff proposal to: 1) increase the Adult 
Fast Pass from $28 to $32 per month; and, 2) increase the price of 
Special Events Service to $5 per trip with the price remaining at $2 
per trip with the use of the Fast Pass. She explained that the 
Mayor recommended that staff reduce the Municipal Railway's 1991/92 
operating budget by $6 million. This proposed increase from $28 to 
$32 would generate $4 million in revenue for Fiscal Year 1991/92. 
The Mayor's budget also included a $1 million reduction to Muni's 
administrative costs, by cutting 18 positions from the budget and a 
$0.4 million reduction to non-labor expenses. 

Ms. Witt stated that there were two areas in which Muni would be 
increasing service, both of which are funded from non-General fund 
revenues: 1) paratransit service totalling $1.1 million, which is 
funded from the City's new half-cent sales tax; and, 2) service in 
the downtown and South of Market area totalling $0.5 million, which 
is funded from Transit Impact Development Fee revenues. 

Some of the benefits of the Fast Pass that would remain with the 
Adult Fast Pass increase would be unlimited use of Muni and BART 
transportation within the City of San Francisco, convenience, and 
value versus the single fare. Currently, Muni sells about 108,000 
Adult Fast Passes each month, which is a 4% increase in Fast Pass 
sales in the last two years. Ms. Witt further stated that Muni's 
adult cash fares and monthly pass prices would still be 
cost-effective in comparison with other major transit systems. 

Ms. Witt also stated that the proposed increase to the ballpark cash 
fare was primarily being reguested to accommodate the new electronic 
fareboxes that will be installed beginning July 1991. The fare 
increase to $5 would take effect by the beginning of the baseball 
season in April 1992. The $2 fare would remain the same with the 
use of the Fast Pass. 

In response to guestions raised by Commissioners, Ms. Witt said that 
about half of the fare revenue received was generated from the sale 
of Fast Passes; that staff projected a 2% decrease in Fast Pass 
sales if the Fast Pass fare were to be raised to $32; that there 
would be no layoffs as a result of the $1 million reduction to 
Muni's administrative costs reguested by the Mayor; and that raising 
the senior fare Fast Pass would not generate a significant amount of 
revenue . 



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President Chiesa invited public comments. 

Mr. Clark Adams was of the opinion that Muni was losing thousands of 
dollars every month by selling discount passes to those who do not 
qualify. Therefore, he was opposed to raising the Fast Pass fare 
and felt it was not warranted or needed. 

Commissioner Flynn asked staff if there was a system in place that 
qualifies people for the discount pass. 

Mr. Johnny B. Stein, General Manager, Municipal Railway, replied 
that there was already a system in place requiring that a picture 
I.D. be presented to the vendor before a Discount Pass could be 
issued. He said there was the possibility that the vendors who are 
selling Discount Passes were not being honest and that staff would 
do an internal investigation to see if such allegations were true. 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities, also stated 
that staff would be auditing the procedures on the sale of Fast 
Passes from the different vendors. 

Ms. Leatrice Remo stated that before Muni decides to raise the Fast 
Pass fare that certain issues should be addressed regarding internal 
problems, such as the illegal sale of Muni transfers. She said that 
most of these problems occur at night when there is less supervision 

Mr. Stein said that in order to correct the problem of selling 
transfers the whole transfer system would have to be changed. 
Further, he stated that staff would be making every effort to make 
service improvements despite the fact that 29 supervisors were cut 
from the 1988/89 budget. 

Ms. Jane Cutter remarked that Muni was a necessity of life for many 
people and that raising the Fast Pass fare to $32 would discourage 
Muni ridership. She stated also that raising the fare would put a 
regressive tax on the working people. 

The public hearing was continued to June 18, 1991. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 7:55 P.M 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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^PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

/; SPECIAL MEETING 
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Southeast Community Facility 

1800 Oakdale Avenue 

San Francisco, CA 

7: 00 p.m. 

June/L7, 19 91 

COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 7:15 P.M. 



Present: President Sherri Chiesa, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

Excused: Vice President Gordon Chin 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



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Public Hearing 

Item No. 3 — To consider adopting modifications to the Schedule of 
Rates, Fares and Charges of the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
increase the price of the Adult Fast Pass and to increase the fare 
for Special Events Service. 

Ms. Michelle N. Witt, Acting Finance Director, Bureau of Finance, 
gave a presentation on the staff proposal to: 1) increase the Adult 
Fast Pass from $28 to $32 per month; and, 2) increase the price of 
Special Events Service to $5 per trip with the price remaining at $2 
per trip with the use of the Fast Pass. She explained that the 
Mayor recommended that staff reduce the Municipal Railway's 1991/92 
operating budget by $6 million. This proposed increase from $28 to 
$32 would generate $4 million in revenue for Fiscal Year 1991/92. 
The Mayor's budget also included a $1 million reduction to Muni's 
administrative costs, by cutting 18 positions from the budget and a 
$0.4 million reduction to non-labor expenses. 

Ms. Witt stated that there were two areas in which Muni would be 
increasing service, both of which are funded from non-General fund 
revenues: 1) paratransit service totalling $1.1 million, which is 
funded from the City's new half-cent sales tax; and, 2) service in 
the downtown and South of Market area totalling $0.5 million, which 
is funded from Transit Impact Development Fee revenues. 

Some of the benefits of the Fast Pass that would remain with the 
Adult Fast Pass increase would be unlimited use of Muni and BART 
transportation within the City of San Francisco, convenience, and 
value versus the single fare. Currently, Muni sells about 108,000 
Adult Fast Passes each month, which is a 4% increase in Fast Pass 
sales in the last two years. Ms. Witt further stated that Muni's 
adult cash fares and monthly pass prices would still be 
cost-effective in comparison with other major transit systems. 

Ms. Witt also stated that the proposed increase to the ballpark cash 
fare was primarily being requested to accommodate the new electronic 
fareboxes that will be installed beginning July 1991. The fare 
increase to $5 would take effect by the beginning of the baseball 
season in April 1992. The $2 fare would remain the same with the 
use of the Fast Pass. 

In response to questions raised by Commissioners, Ms. Witt said that 
about half of the fare revenue received was generated from the sale 
of Fast Passes; that staff projected a 2% decrease in Fast Pass 
sales if the Fast Pass fare were to be raised to $32; that there 
would be no layoffs as a result of the $1 million reduction to 
Muni's administrative costs requested by the Mayor; and that raising 
the senior fare Fast Pass would not generate a significant amount of 
revenue . 



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President Chiesa invited public comments. 

Mr. Clark Adams was of the opinion that Muni was losing thousands of 
dollars every month by selling discount passes to those who do not 
qualify. Therefore, he was opposed to raising the Fast Pass fare 
and felt it was not warranted or needed. 

Commissioner Flynn asked staff if there was a system in place that 
qualifies people for the discount pass. 

Mr. Johnny B. Stein, General Manager, Municipal Railway, replied 
that there was already a system in place requiring that a picture 
I.D. be presented to the vendor before a Discount Pass could be 
issued. He said there was the possibility that the vendors who are 
selling Discount Passes were not being honest and that staff would 
do an internal investigation to see if such allegations were true. 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities, also stated 
that staff would be auditing the procedures on the sale of Fast 
Passes from the different vendors. 

Ms. Leatrice Remo stated that before Muni decides to raise the Fast 
Pass fare that certain issues should be addressed regarding internal 
problems, such as the illegal sale of Muni transfers. She said that 
most of these problems occur at night when there is less supervision 

Mr. Stein said that in order to correct the problem of selling 
transfers the whole transfer system would have to be changed. 
Further, he stated that staff would be making every effort to make 
service improvements despite the fact that 29 supervisors were cut 
from the 1988/89 budget. 

Ms. Jane Cutter remarked that Muni was a necessity of life for many 
people and that raising the Fast Pass fare to $32 would discourage 
Muni ridership. She stated also that raising the fare would put a 
regressive tax on the working people. 

The public hearing was continued to June 18, 1991. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 7:55 P.M, 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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SPECIAL MEETING 



Municipal Railway Headquarters Building 

2640 Geary Boulevard 

San Francisco, CA 

7: 00 p.m. 

June 18, 1991 

COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Mb 1991 

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Call to Order: 7:08 P.M, 



Present: President Sherri Chiesa, Vice President Gordon Chin, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 

Excused: Vice President Arthur V. Toupin 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



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Public Hearing 

Item No. 3 -- To consider adopting modifications to the Schedule of 
Rates, Fares and Charges of the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
increase the price of the Adult Fast Pass and to increase the fare 
for Special Events Service. (Continued from June 17, 1991 meeting) 

Ms. Michelle N. Witt, Acting Finance Director, Bureau of Finance, 
stated that staff was proposing to increase the Adult Fast Pass from 
$28 to $32 and increase the price of Special Events Service for 
individual cash fares to $5. The Municipal Railway was reguired, as 
part of balancing the city-wide budget, to come up with $6 million 
in cuts or revenue enhancements. Staff projected that $4 million in 
revenue would be generated by increasing the Fast Pass fare from $28 
to $32 in order to balance the budget. 

She further stated that there would be increased paratransit service 
totalling $1.1 million, which is funded from the City's new 
half-cent sales tax; and increased service in the downtown area 
totalling $0.5 million, which is funded from Transit Impact 
Development Fee revenues. These services would be funded from 
non-General Fund revenues. Also, 18 positions from Muni's 
administrative budget would be cut, which would be a total reduction 
of $1 million to the budget. There would also be a $0.4 million 
reduction to non-labor expenses. 

Ms. Witt remarked on how the Fast Pass had always been a very good 
program for Muni because of its convenience and value. She stated 
that the Fast Pass would still be a good value at $32 because the 
daily commuter who commutes 5 days a week, 2 trips per day, would 
still be getting 2 free trips per month. The Fast Pass also allows 
the commuter to ride unlimited anywhere on the Muni and BART system 
in the City of San Francisco. Currently, there are 108,000 passes 
sold each month, which translates into about $37 million in revenue 
per year for Muni. The projected $4 million in revenue takes into 
account a 2% reduction in Fast Pass sales. 

Muni's adult cash fares and monthly pass prices would still be 
cost-effective compared to other major transit systems. Also, 
Muni's overhead costs are the second lowest in the U.S.A. when 
compared to other transit agencies. 

Ms. Witt also stated that the proposed increase to the Ballpark Cash 
Fare was primarily being asked to accommodate the new electronic 
fareboxes that will start being installed in July 1991. The fare 
increase to $5 would take effect by the beginning of the baseball 
season in April 1992. The $2 fare would remain the same with the 
use of the Fast Pass. 



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President Chiesa invited public comments. 

Mr. Max Bedel spoke in opposition to raising the Fast Pass fare and 
suggested that Muni eliminate Fast Passes, eliminate transfers, and 
charge a flat 25?f fare. 

Mr. Art Weber, representing San Pablo Avenue Rapid Transit Authority 
(SPARTA), prepared a written statement expressing SPARTA' s concerns 
for people who do not drive cars and remarked that he was opposed to 
any increase in public transit fares. 

Mr. Clayton Mansfield spoke in opposition to any increases in the 
Fast Pass fare and Ball Park fare. He stated that he regularly buys 
the monthly Fast Pass because of its convenience and value and 
suggested that if there were going to be an increase in the fare it 
should only be $30. 

Ms. Enid Lim, representing Chinatown Transportation Research 
Improvement Project (TRIP), expressed opposition to any rate 
increases proposed for the adult Fast Pass. Her concern was that 
people who really need the Fast Pass are the ones who would be 
penalized by the fare increase and to target only those who use the 
adult Fast Pass was unreasonable. She was of the opinion that to 
increase the Fast Pass without looking at increasing the basic rate 
was not fair. 

Mr. Jim Cassidy spoke in opposition to any raise in the Fast Pass 
fare. He stated he regularly commutes using Muni and that to 
increase the fare to $32 would close the gap between what it costs 
to park and what it costs to take the bus. Further, he expressed 
his views on how freguent Muni does not meet their scheduled times 
of arrival. Therefore, he felt to increase the fare on the Fast 
Pass was not justified. 

Mr. Leon Stone stated he was opposed to increasing the Fast Pass 
fare and urged the Commission not to approve the $32 fare increase. 
He said that it would be very difficult, especially as a single 
parent, to pay such a large amount so suddenly. Mr. Stone suggested 
that an increase to $30 would be more reasonable. 

Mr. David Pilpel, representing himself, spoke on several issues 
related to the proposed Fast Pass fare increase to $32. He referred 
to his letter of May 29, 1991 to the Urban Mass Transportation 
Administration seeking clarification on the review procedures 
related to transit fare changes. Mr. Pilpel stated that Golden Gate 
Transit prepared a "Review of the Energy, Environmental, Economic 
and Social Effects of Proposed Increase in Bridge Tolls and Increase 
in Transit Fares" and was of the opinion that Muni should conduct 
such a review before increasing fares. In addition, he inguired 
whether a state-level environmental review had been conducted before 
considering any fare increase. 

Mr. Pilpel stated that an increase in the Fast Pass price was 
warranted to balance the budget, but not without other changes to 
the fare structure. He presented his proposal on changing the whole 
fare structure and believed that his proposal distributed the 
increased revenues more evenly across the various fare categories 
and did not just focus on any one segment of the fare structure. 
Also, he said Muni should introduce tokens when the dollar fare is 
implemented . 

He made reference to Senate Bill 210, which would raise bridge tolls 
for capital improvements to be shared by Muni, Caltrans and BART. 
He suggested that PUC lobby to change Senate Bill 210 so that the 
funds could be used for operating purposes as opposed to capital 
improvements alone. 



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Mr. Jay Lafkins spoke in opposition to the fare being increased by 
15% without any justification. 

Mr. Pilpel communicated San Francisco Tomorrow's position on the 
Muni fare increase stating they were opposed to any fare increases 
since it would reduce transit ridership and their suggestions to 
ending Muni's budget crisis. 

Commissioner Chin asked why the Commission had to make a decision on 
this fare proposal tonight. 

Ms. Witt replied that staff would be presenting the budget to the 
Finance Committee of the Board of Supervisors the next day. 

Commissioner Chin questioned whether this was the only way to 
acquire $6 million, $4 million being from the Fast Pass fare. He 
said that a 15% increase seemed rather drastic without an analysis 
being done of all the options. 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities, responded 
that internally staff had already looked at all types of options on 
increasing fares and finally settled upon increasing the fare to $32 
as being the best way to raise funds to balance the budget. 

The Commission expressed their various concerns about the proposal 
before them. Commissioner Chin said he needed additional 
information on the proposal before he would make any decision to 
increase the Fast Pass to $32. 

Commissioner Flynn stated it would be helpful for the Commission to 
know just exactly what work had been done to substantiate the 
proposed $32 fare increase. He said that he was not prepared to 
vote on this proposal tonight. 

President Chiesa remarked that this fare increase was not intended 
to increase service, but was in fact a fare increase to balance the 
city budget. Though not opposed to fare increases, she was of the 
opinion this was not the right proposal. She stated that people who 
buy the Fast Pass were the best supporters of the transportation 
system which generates a steady revenue stream for Muni and to look 
at a proposal that would discourage use of that group of people was 
problematic . 

Commissioner Flynn directed staff to: 1) look into what the 
projection would be if the cash fare were raised to $1; 2) see what 
the fare would be if the subsidy were removed from the Ballpark 
fare; and, 3) review the total budget to see if there were other 
alternative items which could be reduced. 

Commissioner Chin requested that staff review David Pilpel's 
suggestion to amend the bridge toll legislation. 

Mr. Elzey responded to David Pilpel's suggestion stating that staff 
was working to have Senate Bill 210 amended but that if the funds 
did become available they would not be effective until 1992/93. 

Ms. Romaine A. Boldridge, Commission Secretary, Public Utilities 
Commission, explained that only two items were advertised for this 
public hearing: 1) to increase the price of the Adult Fast Pass 
from $28 to $32 per month; and 2) to increase the price of Special 
Events Service to $5 per round trip. She stated that if the 
Commission decided to consider changing any other items in the fare 
schedule, that another public hearing would have to be scheduled so 
that the public could voice their concerns. 



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Mr. Elzey said that staff would be giving the Commission a report on 
the information requested before the June 25, 1991 Commission 
meeting. He stated that the Commission could determine at the June 
25, 1991 Commission meeting whether or not to have a public hearing 
to consider alternative fare increases, to postpone action on this 
particular package, or to adopt the current proposed package. 

Commissioner Chin moved that this item be continued to the June 25, 
1991 meeting. Commissioner Flynn seconded. 

The Commission voted to continue the public hearing to June 25, 1991 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 8:20 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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Art Agnos 
Mayor 



REGULAR MEETING 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

June 25, 1991 



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COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUL 8 1991 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:36 P.M. 

Present: President Sherri Chiesa, Vice President Gordon Chin, 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of June 11, 1991 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0223 FM Adopting modifications to the Schedule of Rates, 
Fares and Charges of the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway to increase the price of the Adult Fast Pass 
to $30.00; and requesting the Finance Committee of 
the Board of Supervisors to reduce the Municipal 
Railway Budget $1,600,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0224 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 

Finance, Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, 
accept and expend $50,000,000 of UMTA Section 3 
capital assistance, including the required local 
match funds, for the Muni Metro Turnback project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0225 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 

Finance, Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, 
accept, and expend $1,751,800 of UMTA Federal Aid 
Urban Systems capital assistance, including the 
required local match funds, for the Municipal 
Railway's Fixed-Facilities. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0226 FM Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $115,927.47. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0227 FM Approving collections of charges for damages for the 
month of May, 1991, against the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway from miscellaneous debtors in the 
amount of $16,587.62 and write-off compromise 
reductions for comparative negligence in the amount 
of $6,395.89; San Francisco Water Department from 
miscellaneous debtors in the amount of $2,916.60; 
and Bureau of Light, Heat & Power from miscellaneous 
debtors in the amount of $3,354.96 and write-off 
compromise reductions for comparative negligence in 
the amount of $639.62. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0228 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2052, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Fremont Street between Market and Harrison Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0229 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2009, Baden Pump Station Improvements, in the 
amount of $216,300, to E. Mitchell, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0230 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2067, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Hayes Street between Buchanan and Larkin Streets, in 
the amount of $333,800, to P & J Utility Company, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0231 WD Approving Debit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $303,204, to San Francisco Water 
Department Contract No. WD-2060, San Andreas Water 
Treatment Plant Expansion No. 2. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0232 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-997 Woods Division - Maintenance 
Building - Roof Repair as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Contract Modification No. 2 which 
authorizes an extension of time of 31 calendar days 
for unavoidable delays; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $2,220.90, to Angotti & 
Reilly, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0233 PM Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of May, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0234 FB Designating Wednesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 
1, 1991, at 7:00 p.m., at locations to be 
determined, as the date and time for public hearings 
to consider a per capita rationing plan for the San 
Francisco Water Department. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0235 WD Approving the Memorandum of Understanding for Urban 
Water Conservation in California; authorizing the 
General Manager, San Francisco Water Department, to 
enter into the Memorandum of Understanding with 
other urban water suppliers and environmental 
organizations, for the period of the life of the 
Bay/Delta hearings (10 years); and requesting the 
Board of Supervisors to approve the San Francisco 
Water Department entering into the Memorandum of 
Understanding . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0236 WD Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a First Amendment to the water 
transfer agreement with Placer County Water Agency; 
and to enter into a Second Amendment for the 
extension of time only, if the State Department of 
Water Resources should not approve the transfer by 
July 1, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0237 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the San Francisco 
Water Department to advertise and circulate a 
Request-f or-Qualif ications to interested consulting 
firms for the development of an Emergency Response 
Plan for the Water Department to follow in the event 
of a catastrophic occurrence. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0238 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a contract with Kim Weller Design for 
marketing, advertising, and creative design 
services, for the period July 1, 1991 through June 
30, 1993, in an amount not to exceed $125,000 in 
each fiscal year. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0239 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-995 Cable Car System - Cable 
Traction Study as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Contract Modification No. 1 authorizing an 
extension of the contract term of 248 calendar days; 
and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$13,208.11 to Raymond Brooks Engineering, Contractor 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0240 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to operate 
limited-stop trips along a portion of line 
28-NINETEENTH AVENUE, on weekdays when school 
schedule is in effect between the approximate hours 
of 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 and 4:30 p.m., from 
Daly City BART to California Street and Park 
Presidio Boulevard, with stops on Park Presidio 
Boulevard at California, Geary, Balboa and Fulton; 
on 19th Avenue at Lincoln, Judah, Noriega, Quintara, 
Taraval, Sloat, Eucalyptus, Winston, Holloway, and 
at Daly City BART. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0241 MR Denying the request to operate Z-ZOO historic 
streetcar service as proposed by Market Street 
Railway, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0242 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to add $64,000 to the Professional Services 
Agreement with Call Co., Ltd., Consultant, for 
additional work in connection with power contracts. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0243 HH Approving and authorizing the General Manager of 

Public Utilities to enter into the Fourth Amendment 
to Agreement with Grueneich, Ellison and Schneider, 
for legal services, increasing the contract by 
$300,000, for a total amount not to exceed $894,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0244 HH Approving and authorizing the General Manager of 

Public Utilities to enter into the Second Amendment 
to Agreement with Vinson & Elkins, for legal 
services, increasing the contract amount by 
$360,000, for a total not to exceed $960,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0245 HH Approving and authorizing the General Manager of 

Public Utilities to enter into the First Amendment 
to Agreement with Ellis, King, & Prioleau, P.C., for 
legal services, increasing the amount by $72,000, 
for a total not to exceed $132,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0246 UEB Rejecting the sole bid received on March 26, 1991 

for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 

WD-2082, Purchase of 115KV Circuit Switchers for San 
Antonio Pump Station Project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0247 UEB Authorizing the Manager, Utilities Engineering 

Bureau, to execute Amendment No. 1 to Agreement with 
James M. Montgomery, Inc., Consulting Engineers, for 
professional detailed design and construction 
support engineering services on the Sunol Valley 
Water Treatment Plant Improvements Project, in an 
amount not to exceed $1,336,613; and to extend the 
contract completion date until August 30, 1993. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0248 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, accept, 
and expend $194,534 from 1991-92 State Transit 
Capital Improvement funds and $194,534 from regional 
and local matching fund sources: Clean Air and 
Transportation Act of 1990 Bonds, State Transit 
Assistance funds, Transportation Development Act, AB 
1107 funds, AB 664 and Regional Measure One Bridge 
Toll Revenues, Transit Impact Development Fees, 
Transportation Sales Tax Revenues, Hetch Hetchy 
funds and/or San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Improvement Corporation funds, for two Municipal 
Railway capital projects: Metro Center Improvements 
and Metro Accessibility Improvements. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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Report of the General Manager 

Status of Reclaimed Water 

Ms. Cheryl Davis, Manager, Customer Services Division, Water 
Department, reported on the water reclamation master plan both at 
the local and state level, and within the service area. She 
presented several charts explaining the project's approach; location 
of potential users; breakdown of demand on an annual average basis; 
location of alternative treatment sites; location of alternative 
distribution lines; economic analysis; and the current reclamation 
schedule . 

She stated that at the local level staff was working to co-fund a 
study with the Department of Public Works in an effort to figure out 
what San Francisco's demands would be for reclaimed water. 

Currently, an economic analysis was underway to determine the actual 
costs per acre foot in San Francisco for various reclaimed water 
flows. The cost for reclaimed water would range from $600 per acre 
foot to $1,000 per acre foot. In addition to the economic analysis, 
she explained that several other projects must be completed, such 
as: facility siting; property acquisition; environmental impact 
review; permitting and funding. 



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Ms. Davis said that within San Francisco there was a limited 
non-potable demand because there is very limited green space. But 
within the Water Department's service area there are places that do 
a lot of irrigation and that have much hotter climates, therefore, 
their demand for non-potable water would be greater. Recognizing 
that, the Water Department had set up a regional task force on 
alternate water sources. This task force would help do regional 
planning towards maximizing the use of reclaimed water in the Water 
Department's entire service area. She further stated that staff was 
participating at the state level with work groups connected with the 
Bay Delta hearings process and with the State Water Conservation 
Coalition and had provided technical reports and reclamation action 
plans about what needs to happen politically in order to give us the 
the institutional support and funding for such a project. 



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Announcement 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities, introduced 
Ms. Kathleen Gilbert who was recently appointed to the position of 
Deputy General Manager and Chief Transportation Officer, Municipal 
Railway. 

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Public Hearing 

Resolution No. 91-0223 - Adopting modifications to the Schedule of 
Rates, Fares and Charges of the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
increase the price of the Adult Fast Pass to $30.00 and requesting 
the Finance Committee of the Board of Superivors to reduce the 
Municipal Railway budget $1,600,000. (Continued from Special 
Meeting of June 18, 1991.) 

Ms. Michelle N. Witt, Acting Finance Director, Bureau of Finance, 
stated that staff had reviewed the Municipal Railway's budget per 
the Commission's instructions at the June 18, 1991 meeting. She 
described each of the proposed expenditure reductions totalling 
approximately $1.6 million and what effect they would have on the 
department. By raising the Fast Pass fare to $30, there would be 
$2.4 million in increased revenue versus raising the fare to $32 
with a $4 million increase in revenue. Also, she said that the 
breakeven point for the ballpark fare would be $12 per person. 
Currently, the ballpark service is subsidized by about $600,000 a 
year . 

Mr. Elzey stated that the proposed adjustments to the budget would 
have an impact on the department both short-term and long-term but 
that none of the proposed reductions would have a direct impact on 
Muni service. He said that staff looked at all areas of the budget 
so that no one area would be heavily impacted. 

Commissioner Flynn expressed his concern in seeing the subsidy taken 
out of ballpark service. 

Mr. Elzey stated that the PUC was not included in the lease 
negotiations between the City and the Giants and 49ers. He 
requested that the Commission allow staff to review privatizing 
ballpark service as a potential alternative before taking any action 
on this item. 



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President Chiesa invited public comments. 

Ms. T. Sheehan stated she appreciated the information given by the 
City and County of San Francisco. 

Mr. David Pilpel inquired if a state environmental review had been 
conducted before considering any fare increase. He expressed his 
concern about reductions in the budget related to hazardous waste 
removal, printing and graphics, holiday pay, and trolley 
painting/coating. Mr. Pilpel also noted that there should be a 
public hearing on other fare increase proposals. 

Mr. George Krueger, Utilities General Counsel, replied that a fare 
increase is not subject to the California Environmental Quality Act. 

Mr. Bobby Brown, President, Transport Worker's Union, Local 250A, 
spoke regarding the $1.2 million budgeted for security and hoped 
that those funds would not be reduced. He also stated that the 
budget for printing and graphics should not be reduced because it 
was very necessary for distributing information to the public. 

Mr. Fred Peterson, President, Transport Worker's Union, Local 200, 
stated that there should not be a reduction in Muni's holiday pay 
since some departments are already understaffed. He also concurred 
with Mr. Brown's comments regarding printing and graphics. 

Commissioner Chin moved to increase the Adult Fast Pass to $30 with 
the $1.6 million expenditure reductions. Commissioner Toupin 
seconded . 

On motion of Commissioner Chin, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 91-0223 was adopted. 

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Public Hearing 

Resolution No. 91-0224 - Authorizing the Assistant General Manager 
of Finance, Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, accept and 
expend $50,000,000 of UMTA Section 3 capital assistance, including 
the required local match funds, for the Muni Metro Turnback project. 

Resolution No. 91-0225 - Authorizing the Assistant General Manager 
of Finance, Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, accept, and 
expend $1,751,800 of UMTA Federal Aid Urban Systems capital 
assistance, including the required local match funds, for the 
Municipal Railway's Fixed-Facilities. 

President Chiesa opened the public hearing. 

Mr. David Pilpel requested information on the scope of the work 
involved on these two items. 

Mr. Samuel R. Ganczaruk remarked that the new station for the J-Line 
extension was not handicapped accessible and said that it was his 
understanding that all facilities constructed with aid from UMTA 
were supposed to be handicapped accessible. 

Ms. Gale Bloom, Financial Planning Manager, Bureau of Finance, 
responded that the design decisions were actually made approximately 
10 years ago before the Disability Act was adopted, therefore, it 
was designed that way with UMTA concurrence. 

The public hearing was closed. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution Nos . 91-0224 and 91-0225 were adopted. 

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91-129 



Resolution No. 91-0241 - Denying the request to operate Z-ZOO 
historic streetcar service as proposed by Market Street Railway, Inc. 

Mr. Johnny B. Stein, General Manager, Municipal Railway, stated that 
the Market Street Railway, Inc. requested that the Municipal Railway 
operate Z-ZOO historic streetcar service as a substitute for the 
Trolley Festival which could not be operated due to fiscal 
constraints. This service would start July 4 and operate on 
weekends through September 2, 1991. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired as to what kind of guarantee Muni would 
receive to run this service. Mr. Stein responded that there was no 
guarantee that they would get the amount of passengers necessary to 
breakeven on this service. Commissioner Flynn said he could not 
consciously vote to approve this item due to the current budget 
crisis. Commissioner Flynn moved that the resolution be denied. 

Mr. Samuel R. Ganczaruk stated that he had been a strong supporter 
of historic trolley service in San Francisco, however, he said that 
this particular proposal would be very expensive to the City and 
concurred with Commissioner's Flynn objection to this contract. 

Mr. Karl Fischer, Secretary, Market Street Railway, spoke in support 
of running the Z-ZOO historic streetcar service. He stated that 
their proposal for this service was to provide a mini-trolley 
festival for this year without costing the City any funds. 

Mr. Dave Pharr, Market Street Railway, stated that they do not have 
any idea on whether there would be a profit or loss in running this 
service but they would like the opportunity to go ahead with it 
knowing they might have to back out of running the service. 

Mr. Pilpel spoke in support of operating the Z-ZOO historic 
streetcar service. 

Commissioner Flynn moved, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, to deny 
the request to operate the Z-ZOO Line. Resolution No. 91-0241 was 
approved . 

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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel was of the opinion that in addition to approving 
the Fast Pass fare increase to $30, staff should look to increasing 
the revenue from regional fares. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:29 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



91-130 



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.J-, PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

July 9, 1991 

COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUL 2 g 



SAN PRANSJSG0 
f'UBUe UBRARV 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 

Present: Vice President Gordon Chin, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

Excused: President Sherri Chiesa 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the Minutes of the special 
meetings of June 17 and June 18, 1991 and the regular meeting of 
June 25, 1991 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0249 FM Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Water Department, 
totalling $66,926.44. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0250 FM Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $44,760.26. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0251 HH Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 

Water and Power Contract No. HH-799R, Hetch Hetchy 
Fuel Tank Replacement - Various Locations, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 3 in the amount of $9,291.60; 
authorizing an extension of time for unavoidable 
delays of 82 calendar days; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $500 to the Contractor, 
Ramcon . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0252 HH Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 

Water and Power Contract No. HH-806, Seal Kirkwood 
Powerhouse and Repair Tower Footing, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 2 in the amount of $2,596.96; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$24,899.71 to the Contractor, Gelco Services, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0253 WD Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-2041, 12-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Divisadero Street between Page 
Street and Golden Gate Avenue, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Debit Contract Modification No. 
1 in the amount of $12,437.25; authorizing extension 
of time for unavoidable delays of 89 working days; 
and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$12,447.44 to the Contractor, Shaw Pipeline, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0254 MR Approving Debit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $5,968.09 and an extension of time of 45 
calendar days to Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-1007-R Curtis E. Green LRV Center Smoke and Heat 
Vents Rehabilitation; accepting the work performed 
under said contract; and authorizing final payment 
in the amount of $10,112.99 to the Contractor, T & M 
Sheet Metal, San Francisco, CA. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0255 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-1008 Curtis E. Green LRV Center 
Heating and Ventilation System Modification and 
Rehabilitation; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $24,833.39 to the Contractor, Man Wah 
Construction Company, San Leandro, CA. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0256 MR Rejecting all bids received on June 19, 1991 for 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1035 Kirkland 
Motor Coach Facility - Security Fencing & Gates; and 
authorizing readvertisement of the Contract under 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1035-R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0257 WD Approving terms and conditions and authorizing the 

execution of 50+. acres, more or less, lease to Space 
Systems/Loral Inc., Lessee, for the purpose of Radar 
Range Facility (Satellite Antennae Research Test 
Facility) of certain land under the jurisdiction of 
the San Francisco Water Department, located in Santa 
Clara County for a term of five (5) years, 
commencing August 1, 1991 to and including July 31, 
1996, with two (2) additional 5 year options to 
extend the term thereof at an initial annual rent of 
$164,400. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0258 MR Authorizing and directing the Municipal Railway to 
establish service on line 82X-LEVI PLAZA EXPRESS; 
authorizing partial discontinuance of line 
30X-MARINA EXPRESS service at all times; and 
reguesting the Board of Supervisors not to 
disapprove the partial discontinuance of service. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0259 UEB Accepting the work performed under Professional 

Services agreement for design of emergency repairs 
for the Mountain Tunnel near the South Fork Siphon 
in Tuolumne County; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 2 in the amount of $17,686.41; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$16,184.37 to the Consultant, Leedshi 1 1-Herkenhof f , 
Inc . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0260 UEB Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a Pole Attachment Agreement with Viacom 
Cablevision to install and maintain Cable Television 
cables, and related eguipment on Municipal Railway 
poles and anchors. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0261 UEB Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering 

Bureau to negotiate and execute a detailed scope of 
work and appropriate fee for a Professional Services 
contract with Sedgwick/Car r ie/Leong in an amount 
not-to-exceed $837,000 for insurance brokerage 
services for the Muni Metro Turnaround Project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0262 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

select Energy Management Services and to execute a 
Professional Services contract for $7,000 to provide 
energy efficiency seminars and training for small 
business in Bayview Hunter's Point as part of the 
Bureau's Neighborhood Energy/Economic Development 
Project . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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Announcement 

Mr. Arnold Baker, Acting General Manager, Public Utilities, 
introduced Mr. Phil Chin who was recently appointed to the position 
of Deputy General Manager, Administration, Municipal Railway. 



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Resolution No. 91-0258 - Authorizing and directing the Municipal 
Railway to establish service on line 82X-LEVI PLAZA EXPRESS; 
authorizing partial discontinuance of line 30X-MARINA EXPRESS 
service at all times; and reguesting the Board of Supervisors not to 
disapprove the partial discontinuance of service. 

Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Service Planning, Municipal Railway, 
stated that both the 30X-MARINA EXPRESS and 82X-LEVI PLAZA EXPRESS 
currently operate parts of their routes along The Embarcadero and in 
the vicinity of the Northern Waterfront. Staff has proposed to 
combine those trips on the 30X-MARINA EXPRESS that operate between 
the Presidio and Howard Street with the 82X-LEVI PLAZA EXPRESS trips 
between the CalTrain Depot and Levi Plaza, therefore, partial 
discontinuance of line 30X-MARINA EXPRESS service at all times is 
reguested. Basically, the 30X route would become an extension of 
the 82X route. 

The proposal to combine the two current routes would enable Muni to 
provide more efficient service and also provide passengers with 
connections between the Caltrain Depot and the Presidio. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 91-0258 was approved. 



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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel submitted copies of his letter addressed to Mr. 
Johnny B. Stein, General Manager, Municipal Railway expressing his 
concern regarding the frequency of motor coach substitution and 
subway delays resulting from the replacement of wet standpipes in 
the subway. 

Mr. Pilpel stated that if the Board of Supervisors adopts the Adult 
Fast Pass fare increase from $28.00 to $30.00, Caltrain proposes to 
increase the cost of the Caltrain Peninsula Pass by that same amount 
which would be implemented as early as August 1, 1991. He suggested 
that when the contract for Caltrain comes up for renewal, that staff 
reduce the price of the Caltrain Peninsula Pass to be equal to that 
charged to other regional transit operators. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 2:25 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



■■^ MINUTES 

^r PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 



4118 I u I99f 

FRANCiSCO 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 
^July 23, 1991 

COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



Call to Order: 2:24 P.M. 



Present: President Sherri Chiesa, Vice President Gordon Chin, 
Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

Excused: H. Welton Flynn 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the Minutes of regular 
meeting of July 9, 1991 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

91-0263 FM Approving settlement of August Mueller, Superior 
Court Case No. 913-693. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0264 FM Reguesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $58,500.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0265 FM Approving collections of charges for damages for the 
month of June, 1991, against the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway from miscellaneous debtors in the 
amount of $14,354.77 and write-off compromise 
reductions for comparative negligence in the amount 
of $1,658.27; San Francisco Water Department from 
miscellaneous debtors in the amount of $1,772.53 and 
write-off compromise reductions for comparative 
negligence in the amount of $354.66; and Bureau of 
Light, Heat & Power from miscellaneous debtors in 
the amount of $8,925.47. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0266 FM Approving collections of charges for damages for 

Fiscal Year 1988/89 against the San Francisco Water 
Department from miscellaneous debtors in the amount 
of $42,396.07 and write-off compromise reductions 
for comparative negligence in the amount of 
$6,633.64. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0267 WD Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-2063, Repaving of Street and 
Sidewalk Openings, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Debit Contract Modification No. 10 in the 
amount of $111,811.50; and authorizing final payment 
in the amount of $192,336.65 to the Contractor, 
Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., Nationwide Construction 
Co., Inc. and West Bay Eguipment, AJV. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0268 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the San Francisco 
Water Department to advertise and circulate a 
Request-f or-Proposal for a water resources study of 
the Alameda Creek watershed and selection of a 
qualified consultant. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0269 UEB Authorizing the General Manager of the San Francisco 
Water Department to execute Amendment No. 2 to the 
Professional Services Agreement with Camp Dresser 
and McKee, Inc. for Water Quality Planning Studies 
extending the completion date of the Agreement to 
October 31, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0270 UEB Awarding San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract 

No. MR-892, Scott Facility Add-on, in the amount of 
$95,649.30 for the Base Bid and Additive Alternative 
to San Luis Construction, San Francisco, CA, subject 
to the approval of the Board of Supervisors of an 
extension of time to award. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Introduction of Old Business 

Commissioner Chin requested that the staff analysis on the Proposal 
for Initiation of a Per Capita Rationing Program in San Francisco be 
mailed out to all interested parties prior to the July 31 and August 
1, 1991 public hearings. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 2:29 P.M. 



Lucille Akrami 
Acting Secretary 



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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
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Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 



August 13, 1991 



COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



91-141 



Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 

Present: President Sherri Chiesa, Vice President Gordon Chin, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 

Excused: Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the Minutes of regular meeting 
of July 23, 1991 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

91-0271 FM Approving settlement of litigation Jeffery Allen 

Tripp v. City and County of San Francisco, et al., 
Superior Court Case No. 881-551. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0272 FM Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $18,500.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0273 GM Accepting on behalf of the City and County of San 
Francisco the gift of a public address (sound) 
system for use in Room 282, City Hall, having a 
market value of less than $1,500. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0274 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No 
WD-2065, 12-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Lombard, Powell, Union and Stockton Streets from 
Jones and Green Streets, in the net amount of 
$347,720 to P & J Utility Co., San Francisco, CA . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 



91-142 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0275 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2079, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Rivera Street, 38th to 41st Avenues, and various 
locations on Pacheco Street, and 35th, 37th, 39th, 
41st and 42nd Avenues. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0276 MR Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-875, No. 14 
Mission Line Overhead Reconstruction, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Debit Contract 
Modification No. 5 in the amount of $21,045.57; 
authorizing an extension of time of 28 calendar 
days; and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$205,000 to the Contractor, Kingston Constructors, 
Inc . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0277 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-1039, Curtis E. Green Light Rail Facility, Geneva 
Site - Maintenance Building, Paint Booth Fans 
Modification . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0278 MR Designating Tuesday, September 10, 1991 at 2:00 p.m. 
in Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco, CA, as the 
date, time, and place for a hearing by the Public 
Utilities Commission for considering amendments to 
the Municipal Railway Fare Schedule pertaining to 
Regional Transfer Agreements. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0279 WD Designating Tuesday, October 8, 1991, at 2:00 p.m., 
in Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco, CA and 
Tuesday, October 15, 1991, at 7:00 p.m., at a 
location to be determined, as the date and time for 
public hearings to consider a per capita rationing 
plan for San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 



91-143 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0280 PM Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of June, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0281 GM Requesting the Board of Supervisors' approval to 

contract uniformed security guard services for the 
Public Utilities Commission for Fiscal Year 1991/92. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0282 WD Approving Amendment No. 3 to the agreement with the 
State Department of Water Resources to increase 
funding for the San Antonio Turnout to cover design 
and construction changes totalling $250,000, for a 
total project amount not-to-exceed $950,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0283 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water 

Department to enter into a temporary operating and 
maintenance agreement with the State Department of 
Water Resources (DWR) for a temporary connection at 
the Sunol/Blowof f Turnout. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0284 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Hetch Hetchy 
Water & Power to execute a Natural Gas Supply 
Agreement with the State of California for the 
purpose of purchasing natural gas from August 1, 
1991 through June 30, 1993. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0285 HH Authorizing the Director of Property and the General 
Manager of Hetch Hetchy Water & Power to grant two 
access easements in the County of San Joaquin to 
Connolly Ranch, Inc. for $5,000 for pedestrian and 
vehicular ingress and egress. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 



91-144 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0286 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Hetch Hetchy 

Water & Power to negotiate and execute Modification 
No. 1 to the agreement with Bookman-Edmonston 
Engineering and to negotiate and execute a separate 
agreement with Manna Consultants to increase their 
funding by $100,000 and $50,000 respectively for 
this fiscal year for computer modeling and 
hydrological analysis. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0287 MR Directing the Municipal Railway to implement changes 
in Owl service between the hours of 1:00 a.m. to 
5:00 a.m.; authorizing partial discontinuance of 
service on the J-CHURCH, K-INGLESIDE, N-JUDAH, 
15-THIRD, 31-BALBOA, 4 5-UNION/STOCKTON , and 90-OWL 
lines; and establishing service at 30-minute 
intervals on the L-TARAVAL, N-JUDAH, 5-FULTON, 
14-MISSION, 22-FILLMORE, 24-DIVISADERO, 38-GEARY, 
90-OWL, and 92-OWL lines. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0288 MR Rejecting all bids for San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-1034, Procurement and 
Installation of an Advanced Train Control System. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0289 UEB Approving an extension to the existing lease of 

37,805 square feet of office space at 1155 Market 
Street for a term of 5 years, commencing on 
September 1, 1991 for the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau and Hetch Hetchy Water & Power. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0290 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to extend Muni's participation in the following 
regional transfer agreements: 1) BART Plus Pass; 2) 
BART Plus Premium Pass; 3) Golden Transit Bus 
Service/Muni Transfer Sticker; 4) AC Transit 
Transbay/Muni Transfer Sticker; 5) BART/Muni Cash 
Transfers; 6) Vallejo Ferryboat Service; 7) Golden 
Gate Ferry Transfers; and 8) AC Transi t/Oakland- 
Alameda Ferry/Muni, under the terms stipulated in 
the Municipal Railway Fare Schedule, effective from 
July 1, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 
91-145 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0291 PM Honoring and commending Keith E. Bunch for his many 
outstanding accomplishments over 19 years of 
dedicated service to the people of the City and 
County of San Francisco; and extending best wishes 
for a long and happy future on the occasion of his 
retirement . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

91-0292 Approving settlement of litigation Hong, et al. v. 
City and County of San Francisco, et al., Superior 
Court No. 849-492, and Bauer, et al. v. City and 
County of San Francisco, et al., Superior Court No. 
850-444. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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Announcement 



President Chiesa announced that the Commission met in Executive 
Session on August 13, 1991 and approved the settlement of Jeffery 
Allen Tripp v. City and County of San Francisco, et al, Superior 
Court Case No. 881-551. 



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Resolution No. 91-0287 -- Directing the Municipal Railway to 
implement changes in Owl service between the hours of 1:00 a.m. to 
5:00 a.m.; authorizing partial discontinuance of service on the 
J-CHURCH, K-INGLESIDE, N-JUDAH, 15-THIRD, 31-BALBOA, 
4 5-UNION/STOCKTON, and 90-OWL lines; and establishing service at 
30-minute intervals on the L-TARAVAL, N-JUDAH, 5-FULTON, 14-MISSION, 
22-FILLMORE, 24-DIVISADERO, 38-GEARY, 90-OWL, and 92-OWL lines. 

Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Planning, Municipal Railway, gave a 
presentation on the proposed revision of the Municipal Railway's Owl 
services between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. He stated 
that the current proposal to modify the Owl service was initiated 
basically because of the electrification of the 31-BALBOA line from 
a diesel coach to a trolley coach line. Upon examination, staff 
found that the 31-BALBOA Owl service had very light ridership and 
was the most lightly travelled Owl line. Conseguent ly , this led 
staff to study the Owl service structure more comprehensively in an 
effort to redistribute Owl service to cover the City more evenly, 
particularly to provide better service in the outer neighborhoods. 

Mr. Straus stated that staff held four public meetings to present 
the proposal for Owl service revisions to the public. One of the 
main concerns expressed by the public was that half hour service was 
extremely desirable and that hourly service was less useful to 
riders. He said that on a per bus basis, the half hourly Owl lines 
were used more frequently than the hourly buses. As a result, staff 
reexamined the Owl service structure and decided to offer half hour 
service on all the lines. 

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Mr. Samuel R. Ganczaruk commented that his neighborhood was affected 
by the proposed Owl service changes. He highlighted some of his 
objections with regard to the Owl service revisions, which 
included: 1) dropping the N-JUDAH line from lower Haight Street, 2) 
the lack of a transfer point on the 24-line, 3) the operation of the 
91-line, which in his opinion, would be difficult and expensive to 
operate since it would require a very large number of buses, and 4) 
the discontinuance of the K-line. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, representing San Francisco Tomorrow, stated that 
during the Owl service period timed transfers were not being 
observed, and that he was concerned whether this proposal would 
guarantee that timed transfers would be observed. Mr. Rolfe urged 
the Commission to consider improving street supervision and driver 
training in order to make sure the drivers would wait for their 
connections . 

Mr. Marvis J. Phillips spoke in opposition to the discontinuance of 
the 31-BALBOA line. As a result of this change, senior citizens and 
handicapped passengers using late night Owl service would be forced 
to walk through the tenderloin neighborhood to take the 5-line. 

Mr. David Pilpel echoed several of Mr. Samuel R. Ganczaruk's 
comments. Mr. Pilpel stated that the connection at West Portal was 
currently operating on time but was concerned that delays would 
result from the proposed revisions to Owl service. Additionally, he 
was of the opinion that the 91-line was too long and that the buses 
would have difficulty in maintaining their schedules thus affecting 
the timed transfer system. Mr. Pilpel said that additional effort 
should be made to insure that operators stay on schedule, especially 
during Owl service. 

Mr. Straus stated that in staff's earlier proposal the 91-line was 
not considered. But after several public meetings, the public 
expressed a desire for half hourly service which was reflected by 
the patterns of ridership observed by staff. Also, due to 
constraints of constant resources, there were no new resources to 
put into the proposed package of Owl services. He said that by 
through routing the pieces of the 91-line, staff was able to save a 
bus over operating the pieces separately and that made half hour 
service feasible. 

With respect to timed transfers, staff's experience was that most of 
the timed transfers that presently are made do tend to work. He 
stated that timed connections will be offered at several major 
transfer points during the Owl service period to enable easier 
transfers between lines. 

The principle of discontinuing service on the 31-BALBOA Owl line was 
discussed with the Municipal Railway Elderly and Handicapped 
Advisory Committee and they had no objection to discontinuing 
service on the 31-BALBOA Owl line. Mr. Straus noted that the issue 
of handicap accessibility, in general, was also discussed with the 
Committee. He said that staff was presently exploring various 
options to maintain accessibility on the 31-line. 

Commissioner Chin asked what priorities would rank the highest if 
additional resources were available during the Owl service periods. 

Mr. Straus responded that the highest priority would be to implement 
the half hourly service. Also, he said he would like to have an 
additional bus to guarantee the viability of the 91-line, whether it 
would be an additional bus to put more time in the schedule or to 
break the route apart. He further stated that to use resources to 
continue service on the 31-BALBOA would be of low priority since the 
ridership during Owl service periods was very low. 



91-147 



On motion of Commissioner Chin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 91-0287 was adopted. 

President Chiesa requested that after the Owl service changes have 
been implemented, staff report back in three months on how the new 
structure is working. 



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Public Comments 



Mr. David Pilpel requested that Muni staff respond to his letters 
relating to passenger service reports and service quality, the 
31-BALBOA electrification, and motor coach substitution and subway 
construction delays. 

Mr. Pilpel commented on the subway construction. He stated that he 
was concerned about closing the Church and Castro stations for a 
10-day period, which would inconvenience many passengers, especially 
during rush periods. Since Castro is a major boarding location he 
felt that the construction there should be done over the weekends 
when passenger inconvenience is minimized. 

Mr. Pilpel requested an updated schedule on the PUC annual report 
that is being prepared. 

Mr. Peter Erlich, a Muni Metro streetcar operator, commented on the 
rash of vandalism incidents occurring in recent months along the 
N-JUDAH line, particularly in the vicinity of 46th Avenue and 
Judah. He said windows were regularly being kicked out of the 
streetcars. He requested an increase in security, particularly in 
the Ocean Beach area. 

Ms. Leatrice Remo spoke about the service on the 54-FELTON Line and 
the difficulty she was having in getting to her graveyard shift job 
at the Bank of America. She said she previously brought this matter 
before Muni and the Commission but the problem still existed. Some 
of the drivers were not following the Silver Terrace Loop route as 
scheduled . 

Commissioner Flynn requested Muni staff to look into the matter. 

Mr. Samuel R. Ganczaruk suggested that the Commission review its 
consideration of the 91 Line and possibly look at an alternate 
crosstown service, particularly operating the 43-MASONIC Line 24 
hours. He also suggested a thorough review of all existing and 
proposed Municipal Railway services to ascertain the need for 
projected changes, and that public hearings be held during the 
calendar year 1992 on any proposed changes. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:38 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 



^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 



REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

August 27, 1991 

COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



DOCUMENTS r "' T. 

SEP 9 1991 

SAH FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC ' ''HARY 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 



Present: President Sherri Chiesa, Vice President Gordon Chin, 
Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

Excused: Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of regular 
meeting of August 13, 1991 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0293 FM Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $70,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0294 FM Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the San Francisco Water 
Department, totaling $22,174.06. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0295 FM Approving collection of charges for damages for the 
month of July 1991, against the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway from miscellaneous debtors in the 
amount of $11,838.65 and write-off compromise 
reductions for comparative negligence in the amount 
of $1,376.92; San Francisco Water Department from 
miscellaneous debtors in the amount of $3,233.62; 
and Bureau of Light, Heat & Power from miscellaneous 
debtors in the amount of $9,997.32 and write-off 
compromise reductions for comparative negligence in 
the amount of $200. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0296 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2095, Pilarcitos Forebay - Repair Walkway and 
Sluice Gates, in the amount of $106,369 to Valentine 
Corporation, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 
91-150 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0297 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-2050, Clean and 
Coat 36-Inch, 48-Inch and 60-Inch Mains at Lake 
Merced and Caltrans District Yard, as satisfactorily- 
completed; approving Credit Modification No. 2 in 
the amount of $2,733; authorizing an extension of 
time for unavoidable delays of 37 working days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$12,128.35 to Eligom International Construction, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0298 HH Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 
Water and Power Contract No. HH-773, San Joaquin 
Pipeline No. 3, Repair Mortar Lining, as completed, 
and approving Credit Contract Modification No. 3 in 
the amount of $240,408.59; Spiniello Construction 
Company and Arvie and Sons Construction, a Joint 
Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0299 MR Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-879, No. 33 
Stanyan Line - Trolley Coach Overhead 
Reconstruction, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $88,753.93; authorizing an extension of 
time for unavoidable delays of 40 calendar days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$206,451.32 to Abbett Electric Corporation and Yick 
Electric Company, AJV, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0300 PT Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of July, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0301 MR Approving an extension of time until December 31, 
1991, to the Agreement between the City and County 
of San Francisco and Western Security Bureau, Inc., 
to provide investigative services. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 
91-151 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0302 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to enter into an 

arrangement with Del Monte Corporation to underwrite 
all three cable car lines on September 20, 1991 for 
$33,500, allowing free rides all day, in 
conjunction with its 100th anniversary. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0303 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to join with other 
Regional Transit Association operators in providing 
56 free regional transit passes for unlimited rides 
on Bay Area transit systems, including the Municipal 
Railway, from November 1, 1991 through October 31, 
1992, as part of the KPIX Television, KCBS Radio and 
SF Examiner Newspaper 1991 "Beat the Backup" 
promotion . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0304 UEB Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to execute Amendment No. 1 to the 
Professional Services agreement with Kennedy, Jenks, 
Chilton, Inc. to perform additional engineering 
design and construction support services - San 
Andreas Pipeline No. 3 Rehabilitation, in an amount 
not to exceed $111,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0305 PT Commending Diana E. Buchbinder for her dedication 
and service to the City and County of San 
Francisco, and extending best wishes upon her 
resignation to become the Labor Negotiator for King 
County, Seattle, Washington. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0306 PT Commending John G. Marquez for his dedication and 
service to the Public Utilities Commission, and 
extending congratulations and best wishes on his 
promotion to Affirmative Action Coordinator with the 
Department of Public Works. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



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91-152 



New Business 

Crystal Springs Golf Course 

Commissioner Chin inquired about the recent resolution passed by the 
Board of Supervisors regarding the Crystal Springs Golf Course. He 
requested a copy of the resolution and a response from staff on its 
effect, whether it is binding, and how such a land use study would 
be funded. 

Mr. Thomas Elzey, General Manager of Public Utilities, responded 
that the resolution has been transmitted to the Mayor and that staff 
is waiting for the Mayor's action, at which time a report will be 
prepared. 

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Report of the General Manager 

Muni Security 

Mr. Elzey commented on the issue of Muni security. He stated that a 
report dealing with security problems, how we are deploying forces, 
and funding would be presented to the Commission at the next meeting, 

Construction in Muni Metro Subway 

Mr. Elzey stated that the construction was causing some problems, 
particularly around Castro Street and the Embarcadero Diamond, and 
that steps were being taken to better inform passengers regarding 
the situation. Additional staff was being deployed to provide 
direct assistance to passengers, and the number of shuttle buses was 
being increased. 

Mr. Johnny Stein, General Manager, San Francisco Municipal Railway, 
briefly described the construction phase of the Castro Street 
crossover which will be attached to the new automatic train control 
system being installed in a couple of years and which will allow 
more trains in the subway during peak periods, especially for heavy 
loading points such as Castro. He stated that the Monday and 
Wednesday delays were caused by loss of power from the feeders at 
Castro and 17th Streets and power problems at the Embarcadero 
Diamond. Shuttle buses were utilized during the service 
disruptions. He said shuttle buses were also being used during the 
morning rush period to go outbound on the K-L-M Line from West 
Portal and streetcars were being switched back at West Portal 
inbound, greatly increasing the service capacity. 

Commissioner Toupin suggested, when major construction projects are 
anticipated affecting a large number of passengers, that staff 
consider some form of advance communication so that the public will 
be better informed; also, that the work be done on weekends and at 
night if possible, rather than disrupting service during peak hours. 

Mr. Stein stated that the public was notified by 50,000 notices 
dispersed in Metro stations and streetcars two weeks prior to the 
closing but unfortunately the contractor delayed start of 
construction; also, there were two press releases and a special 
article in the Chronicle informing the public that Muni was 
undertaking this project. Due to the magnitude of this project, 
this particular area at Castro had to be closed at some point in 
order to do the work. An attempt was made to do the work at night 
and on weekends but it was not feasible. Also, a time constraint 
was involved. Muni had to spend the grant money by September 30, 
1991, the fiscal year closing for the Federal government, or lose 
it. He said the work was scheduled for completion on August 30 but 
from all preliminary reports it may go through the weekend. 

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91-153 



Public Comments 

Mr. James Bryant, Trustee, United Public Employees Local 790, and 
Muni station agent, spoke in reference to recent assaults, 
inadequate staffing and general health and safety of station 
agents. He said the main issue was the fact that there had been an 
agreement between the General Manager of PUC and the Union to put 3 
additional station agent positions in the 1991-92 budget. This had 
been done at the PUC level but the positions were later deleted by 
the Mayor's office. The Union had asked for reinstatement. In the 
interim, 3 more assaults had occurred. One, he said, was directly 
the result of not having a secondary agent. In the case of the 
assault at the Presidio building, the security person could not 
respond to the call for assistance because he was not allowed to 
leave his station. Mr. Bryant said the issue of safety and 
renovation of the booths has been ongoing but has not come to 
fruition. 

President Chiesa stated that the Commission was very concerned when 
the issue of the need for more station agents was first raised and 
that the Commission responded by adding the positions in the budget 
but the Mayor's office eliminated them. Now there is nothing the 
Commission can do. She said the entire security issue was being 
looked into by staff. 

Mr. Charles Richardson, Chief, Protective Services and 
Investigation, PUC, stated that approximately 22 SFPD officers were 
assigned to the Municipal Railway and 5 of those were assigned to 
the Metro systems. Beginning in September there will be a total of 
28 officers. The additional officers will be assigned to the 54 
Line and other trouble areas. There have been 3 assaults on station 
agents this year compared to 51 assaults on Muni operators in the 
month of June. 

Mr. Bryant questioned the actual hours of security in the Metro 
stations and said that the officers worked only one day a week on 
Thursday. Mr. Richardson responded that ideally he would like to 
see coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout the whole 
Muni system but he only had X amount of dollars. The officers work 
in overtime 4-hour shifts and are assigned on a daily basis where 
most needed. 

Commissioner Toupin emphasized that the security of Muni staff and 
patrons should have the highest priority and funds should be found 
in less important areas to fund the program. Mr. Elzey responded 
that the $1,050,000 in this year's budget for the security program 
was new money from items cut earlier in other areas. 

Commissioner Chin suggested reviewing budgets during the year and 
looking at all issues at once rather than one at a time so that 
supplementa Is or other items can be considered altogether. 

Ms. Jano Oscherwitz, Field Representative, United Public Employees 
Local 790, concurred with James Bryant's concerns and asked that 
supplementary money be found to reinstate the 3 additional positions 

Ms. Claire Zvanski, Vice President, United Public Employees Local 
790 and Muni employee, described the Presidio assault of a Union 
member and the supervisor that came to her aid. She said the 
security person did not respond to the call for assistance because 
it was not his job and he could not leave his station, and that he 
did not call 911. She asked that the issue of safety and security 
be addressed so further assaults are prevented. 

Mr. Richardson responded that the private security officer is 
responsible for monitoring the burglary, robbery and panic alarms 
for the whole PUC and he is under orders from the General Manager 
not to leave his station unless it is a matter of life or death. 
When the call for assistance came in, the security officer did dial 
911, and did call Central Control and the PUC Security Office. The 
police and Mr. Richardson's office responded. 

91-154 



Mr. David Pilpel stated he was still experiencing dissatisfaction 
with Muni service during the construction currently in progress. 

Mr. Pilpel made another reguest that Muni staff respond to his 
letters relating to passenger service reports and service guality, 
the 31-BALBOA electrification, motor coach substitution and subway 
construction delays. Mr. Elzey replied that a response would be 
forthcoming in a week. 

Mr. Pilpel inguired why the galvanized steel trolley poles that were 
installed during the overhead lines construction work had not been 
painted. Mr. Elzey replied that staff would furnish this 
information. 

Mr. Pilpel referred to the Early Retirement measure that will be on 
the November ballot. He wondered if PUC was beginning to plan ahead 
in this regard as he felt, if the measure passed, that there would 
be a mass exodus from City service, affecting many departments 
including ours. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:05 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 



^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
/ 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2 :00 P.M. 
September 10, 1991 

COMMISSIONERS 
Sherri Chiesa, President DQCUMEN < 
Gordon Chin, Vice President cpp p ■? iooi 
H. Welton Flynn 

PHBtIP • '<*RftRir 

Arthur V. Toupin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 



Lucille Akrami 
ACTING SECRETARY 



Call to Order: 2:09 P.M. 



Present: Vice President Gordon Chin, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

Excused: President Sherri Chiesa 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the Minutes of regular 
meeting of August 27, 1991 were approved. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0307 MR Amending the fare schedule for Municipal Railway 
regional passes/transfers. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0308 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into an agreement with the San Mateo County 
Transit District (SamTrans) to sell monthly Muni 
transfer stickers to SamTrans bus patrons for $24 
per month, effective October 1, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0309 FM Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $70,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0310 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-2034, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Folsom Street 
between 17th and Army Streets, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Debit Contract Modification No. 
1 in the amount of $3,005.60; authorizing an 
extension of time for unavoidable delays of 44 
working days; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $391.03 to the Contractor, Bay Pacific 
Pipelines, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



91-0157 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0311 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to amend the contract with Harding Lawson 
Associates, increasing the amount from $300,000 to 
$600,000 for environmental consulting work for the 
Municipal Railway, Water Department, and Hetch 
Hetchy Water and Power. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0312 MR Supporting the efforts of the Pacific Coast Chapter 
of The Railway and Locomotive Historical Society to 
improve the museum and to raise $1,000,000 from 
private sources; reguesting an $800,000 building 
improvement grant from the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Improvement Corporation; and authorizing the 
General Manager of Public Utilities to execute an 
amendment to the current Cable Car Barn Museum 
concession and space use agreement with the Society 
extending the agreement for eighteen (18) months, 
until March 31, 1993. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0313 MR Reguesting the Mayor to reguest and recommend to the 
Board of Supervisors a supplemental appropriation of 
up to $17,671 to fund the position of 1771 Media 
Production Specialist on an as-needed basis to 
assist in the production of transit related video 
programs . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0314 UEB Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to execute Amendment No. 2 with Corrosion 
Engineering and Research Co. in an amount 
not-to-exceed $308,146 for the performance of 
Cathodic Protection Studies of Crystal Springs 
Pipeline No. 2. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Old Business 

Commissioner Flynn asked that staff respond to the Charles Houston 
Bar Association letter dated September 4, 1991 regarding the survey 
of legal expenditures. He also reguested that staff respond to the 
allegations made by a passenger on the 54-line and that a thorough 
investigation regarding these allegations be made. Mr. Elzey 
responded that a series of investigations on the 54-line have 
already been initated and that staff would report back to the 
Commission on their findings. 

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Report of the General Manager 

Golf Course/Watershed Master Plan 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities Commission, 
stated that the Mayor had signed the resolution presented by the 
Board of Supervisors suggesting that a Watershed Master Plan be 
developed for the San Francisco Peninsula Watershed before an 
environmental impact review could advance on the proposed golf 
course. Mr. Elzey explained how staff intends to move forward with 
the Watershed Master Plan. He highlighted: 1) the project 
objectives of the plan; 2) the scope of work to be performed; 3) the 
staffing that would be needed to direct the project; and 4) the 
costs that would be incurred for the remainder of this fiscal year. 
Mr. Elzey stated that a request-f or-proposal on the proposed 
Watershed Master Plan would be forthcoming by the first meeting in 
October . 

Mr. Elzey stated that the estimated cost of this project would be 
approximately $350,000 — $250,000 towards planning efforts and 
$100,000 towards staffing efforts. 

Commissioner Chin said that he hoped that all interested parties 
would be well informed on the scope of the RFP. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that no portion of the funds be used to 
reimburse San Mateo County for costs incurred by them involving the 
golf course. 

Security 

Mr. Elzey referred to his memorandum of September 10, 1991 to the 
Commission reviewing the details of deployment of the San Francisco 
Police Department on Muni lines. 

Mr. Elzey stated that as of September 1, 1991 there would be 22 
Police Officers, 5 Sergeants and one Lieutenant assigned to cover 
all Muni lines. The hours of deployment are from Monday - Friday 
with shifts from 2:30 p.m to 2:00 a.m. Also, since September 1, 
1991, the number of officers assigned to the 54-line had been 
increased by 6 officers and two Sergeants. 

Commissioner Toupin asked if these deployments were used only for 
the security of the Municipal Railway. Mr. Elzey responded that the 
police officers assigned work only for the security of the Municipal 
Rai lway . 



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Public Hearing 

Resolution No. 91-0307 -- Amending the fare schedule for Municipal 
Railway regional passes/transfers. 

Resolution No. 91-0308 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to enter into an agreement with the San Mateo County 
Transit District (SamTrans) to sell monthly Muni transfer stickers 
to SamTrans bus patrons for $24 per month, effective October 1, 1991 

Ms. Michelle N. Witt, Acting Finance Director, explained that there 
were two resolutions being proposed. The first resolution would 
make several amendments to the Municipal Railway Fare Schedule and 
the second would authorize the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into an agreement with SamTrans to implement the proposed 
change to the Fare Schedule. 

Commissioner Chin invited public comments. There were none. The 
public hearing was closed. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution Nos. 91-0307 and 91-0308 were approved. 

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Resolution No. 91-0311 -- Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to amend the contract with Harding Lawson Associates, 
increasing the amount from $300,000 to $600,000 for environmental 
consulting work for the Municipal Railway, Water Department, and 
Hetch Hetchy Water and Power. 

Mr. Larry James, Project Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water & Power, stated 
that in January 1990, the Public Utilities Commission entered into a 
three-year contract in the amount of $300,000 with Harding Lawson 
Associates to perform environmental consulting work. Mr. James 
remarked that in addition to the current projects underway, many 
projects are expected to be proposed during the term of the 
contract, which are yet unidentified. He stated that in order to 
accomplish this future work, the existing contract would have to be 
amended to increase the authority to expend under the terms of the 
contract from $300,000 to $800,000. 

Commissioner Flynn moved that the resolution be amended from 
$300,000 to $600,000. Commissioner Toupin seconded. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 91-0311 was approved. 



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Item No. 11 — Adopting the San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Short-Range Transit Plan and Capital Improvement Program for 
1991/2000. (Continued to the meeting of September 24, 1991) 

Mr. Bruce Bernhard, Supervising Fiscal Officer, Bureau of Finance, 
gave a brief presentation on the San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Short-Range Trasnit Plan and Capital Improvement Program for 
1991/2000. He stated that the Municipal Railway is required by the 
Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) each year to prepare 
this document which describes Muni's short-range and long-range 
goals and objectives, capital and operating programs recommended, 
and identification of capital requirements and operating resources 
needed to support the plan recommendations. 

Mr. Bernhard stated that there were four potential changes to the 
plan that were discusssed with the Commission at the June 25, 1991 
Commission meeting, which were: 1) modifications to the goals and 
objectives; 2) inclusion of a new section in Chapter 4 describing 
Muni's facilities maintenance program; 3) incorporation in Chapter 7 
of the analysis required by Title VI of the federal Civil Rights 
Act; and 4) prioritization of capital projects. 

Commissioner Flynn requested that the item be put over to the next 
meeting of September 24, 1991. He felt the package was received too 
late and requested that in the future documents of this size be 
submitted to the Commission in sufficient time for review. 
Commissioner Chin concurred with Commissioner Flynn' s comments and 
requested that an Executive Summary of the document be furnished 
stating the key issues. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:15 P.M. 



Lucille Akrami 
Acting Secretary 



MINUTES 



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_^PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 
September 24, 1991 

COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 



DOCUMENTS PEPT. 

OCT 7 1M1 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC IRARV 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:20 P.M. 

Present: President Sherri Chiesa, Vice President Gordon Chin, 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of September 10, 1991 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

By Common Consent, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

91-0315 In memoriam of Joseph P. Byrne, former Commissioner, 

and extending sympathy to his wife, relatives and 
friends . 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0316 MR Reguesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $20,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0317 WD Reguesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Water Department, 
totalling $23,500. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0318 FM Approving collection of charges for damages for the 
month of August 1991, against the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway from miscellaneous debtors in the 
amount of $14,703.11; San Francisco Water Department 
from miscellaneous debtors in the amount of 
$1,104.65; and Bureau of Light, Heat & Power from 
miscellaneous debtors in the amount of $130. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0319 WD Approving Debit Contract Modification No. 2 in the 
amount of $152,681 to the San Francisco Water 
Department Contract No. WD-2060, San Andreas Water 
Treatment Plant Expansion No. 2, to the Contractor, 
S. J. Amoroso Construction Co., Inc./Verrett 
Construction Company, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0320 WD Authorizing the Director of Property to effect an 
exchange of property between the Public Utilities 
Commission (the South Basin of Balboa Reservoir and 
air rights over the North Basin) and San Francisco 
Community College District (property located at 17th 
and Folsom Streets) . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0321 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water 

Department to advertise and circulate to prospective 
consultants a Request-For-Proposal for professional 
services to prepare a water resources use study of 
Lake Merced and contiguous groundwaters. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0322 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water 

Department to negotiate and execute a professional 
services agreement with EQE Engineering for an 
amount not-to-exceed $100,000 for preparation of an 

Emergency Response Plan. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0323 MR Adopting the San Francisco Municipal Railway 

Short-Range Transit Plan and Capital Improvement 
Program for 1991/2000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0324 MR Authorizing and directing the Municipal Railway to 
establish service on line 33-STANYAN between 16th 
and Folsom Streets and 18th and Mission Streets; 
establishing non-stop service on selected trips of 
line 38L-GEARY LIMITED between the Transbay Terminal 
and the Caltrain Depot during the rush hours to 
connect with selected reverse peak trains now 
operated by Caltrain; and authorizing partial 
discontinuance of 33-STANYAN service at all times on 
18th Street, Folsom Street, and South Van Ness 
Avenue between 16th and Folsom Streets and 18th and 
Mission Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0325 MR Awarding San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract 

No. MR-1026 Presidio Trolley Coach & General Office 
Facility - Rehabilitate HV System of the General 
Administrative Office, in the amount of $168,168 to 
T & M Sheet Metal Company, San Francisco; and 
requesting the Board of Supervisors to approve 
extension of the 30-day limit by 111 additional days 
to award this contract. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0326 UEB Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau to 

request proposals for and recommend the selection of 
two engineering firms to provide engineering and 
construction related services on an "as-needed" 
basis, for a period of twenty-four (24) months at a 
cost not-to-exceed $150,000 for federally funded 
projects and $200,000 for City funded projects. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0327 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance 
to execute a Professional Services Contract between 
the City and County of San Francisco and Smith 
Dawson Associates, Inc. as a federal agency liaison 
on a month-to-month basis for a period not-to-exceed 
12 months, and expires on June 30, 1992 at a payable 
rate of $150 per hour with a total contract cost 
not-to-exceed $55,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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New Business 

Commissioner Flynn requested that the Public Utilities Commission 
adopt a resolution in memoriam of Joseph P. Byrne, who served as a 
member of the Public Utilities Commission from 1972 to 1978. 

By Common Consent, the resolution was adopted. 



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Report of the General Manager 

PUC Accomplishments for 1990/91 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities Commission, 
referred to his memorandum to the Mayor dated September 19, 1991 
regarding PUC Accomplishments for 1990/91. He specifically noted 
improvements in: 1) the diversity of the workforce; 2) contracts 
issued to minority and women-owned businesses; 3) regional 
cooperative agreements; 4) the efficiency and effectiveness of Muni; 
and 5) the great headway made with regards to the graffiti problem. 
Mr. Elzey also noted how well staff met several major challenges 
with regard to managing the affects of the drought on San Francisco 
and Bay Area customers. Lastly, he stated that staff had done many 
significant things to begin preparing for the 21st century with 
regard to the issues of transportation within San Francisco, 
planning for improvements to Muni service and facilities and 
obtaining additional Muni equipment, seeking additional sources of 
future water supply and securing PUC ' s water rights. 

In reference to the 1990/91 accomplishments, Mr. Elzey brought up an 
issue that had been raised in the media regarding travel. He said 
that the media did not focus on what was accomplished, particularly 
the trips to Washington D.C., where he testified before the House 
Appropriations Subcommittee regarding the Surface Transportation Act 
and San Francisco's transportation needs; met with Congresswoman 
Pelosi, Congresswoman Boxer, the staff of Congressman Edwards and 
Congressman Campbell, and members of the staff of the House Energy 
and Commerce Committee on various issues. He also met with members 
of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources around 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issues and met with 
Standard & Poor's and Moody's to discuss PUC ' s bond rating. He said 
for the press to trivialize these trips by making issues about 
smaller things takes away and obscures the real accomplishments that 
were achieved and why these trips were necessary. 

Commissioner Toupin took note that all of these trips were 
specifically for a business purpose. Mr. Elzey remarked that it 
cannot be suggested under any circumstances that it was otherwise. 

Commissioner Toupin asked if approval was necessary for travel 
outside of the state. Mr. Elzey responded that the Mayor's Office 
had to approve each and every trip in advance. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if all vouchers were approved by the 
Controller. Mr. Elzey replied affirmatively. 

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Resolution No. 91-0320 -- Authorizing the Director of Property to 
effect an exchange of property between the Public Utilities 
Commission (the South Basin of Balboa Reservoir and air rights over 
the North Basin) and San Francisco Community College District 
(property located at 17th and Folsom Streets) . 

Mr. John P. Mullane, General Manager, Water Department, stated that 
the Water Department had been involved in a three way process with 
the San Francisco Community College District (SFCCD) and the Mayor's 
Office of Housing. The thrust of the process is basically for the 
Water Department to transfer the South Basin of the Balboa 
Reservoir, which had been declared surplus by the Public Utilities 
Commission through Resolution 84-0184, together with the air rights 
of the North Basin to the SFCCD. In exchange, SFCCD would provide 
the Public Utilities Commission with a piece of property at 17th and 
Folsom Streets that they currently own. Once the exchange is 
completed, the Mayor's Office of Housing would enter into the 
picture, through an effort with a non-profit corporation, to build 
low cost housing on the 17th and Folsom Street site. Mr. Mullane 
explained that SFCCD would be receiving a piece of property adjacent 
to an expanding campus which is the most impacted in the State at 
this time. The Water Department would receive a one time infusion 
of cash if they sold the property or a long-term revenue flow should 
they decide to lease the property. Mr. Mullane requested that the 
transfer of the two pieces of property, the transfer of the air 
rights over the North Basin, and the authorization to instruct the 
Director of Property to proceed with the package to the Board of 
Supervisors be approved. 

President Chiesa asked for an explanation regarding the difference 
of $4.7 million in the value of the two properties and why we are 
not getting the full value for the land. 

Mr. Mullane replied that the basic issue in the exchange of the two 
pieces of property was that their overall use would be for the 
public good. On the Balboa Basin property, educational goals would 
be accomplished with SFCCD and on the Folsom Street property the 
development of low cost housing would increase the housing stock. 
He stated that the difference in value between the two pieces of 
property was not a major issue in the negotiation but that the 
interests of the public was. 

Mr. Elzey stated that one of the stipulations in the contract was 
that if under any circumstances the Balboa property was used for 
purposes other than non-public purposes, whatever proceeds were 
gained would be shared equally between SFCCD and PUC . Also, if the 
property at 17th & Folsom should be used for non-public purposes, 
proceeds that were gained which exceeded the appraised value of the 
reservoir would be shared equally with SFCCD. 

Mr. Daniel Reidy, representing Housing Conservation and Development 
Corporation (HCDC) , stated that HCDC was the proposed developer of 
the Phelan Loop senior housing complex on the corner of Phelan 
Avenue and Ocean Avenue south of the Balboa Reservoir property. Mr. 
Reidy said that last year the Public Utilities Commission entered 
into an agreement with HCDC moving towards a ground lease to proceed 
with the development of this property. He spoke in support of the 
land exchange between the PUC and SFCCD but hoped this in no way 
compromises or changes the Commission's earlier intentions of moving 
ahead with the Phelan Loop senior housing complex. 



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Mr. Rodel E. Rodis, Member, San Francisco Community College Board, 
spoke on behalf of the proposed resolution and took the opportunity 
to thank the PUC staff for their diligent work on developing this 
resolution and exchange agreement in such a way that it would be 
fair for all concerned. He stated that as tuition on the state 
level was increasing, more and more students would be going to 
SFCCD, which would heavily impact the classrooms and existing 
facilities. Therefore, this exchange agreement would be in the best 
interests of all of San Francisco. 



On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 91-0320 was approved. 



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Resolution No. 91-0323 — Adopting the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Short-Range Transit Plan and Capital Improvement Program for 
1991/2000. (Continued from meeting of September 10, 1991) 

Mr. Bruce Bernhard, Supervising Fiscal Officer, Bureau of Finance, 
responded to the Commission's reguest to provide a less voluminous 
document and an Executive Summary of the document stating the key 
issues . 

Mr. David Pilpel commended staff for their hard work on the 
Short-Range Transit Plan and said that Muni's Short-Range Transit 
Plan was the most thorough document in comparison to other transit 
agencies. He stated that he hoped in the future the document would 
be available earlier and that there would be greater emphasis on 
public participation. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 91-0323 was approved. 



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Resolution No. 91-0324 -- Authorizing and directing the Municipal 
Railway to establish service on line 33-STANYAN between 16th and 
Folsom Streets and 18th and Mission Streets; establishing non-stop 
service on selected trips of line 38L-GEARY LIMITED between the 
Transbay Terminal and the Caltrain Depot during the rush hours to 
connect with selected reverse peak trains now operated by Caltrain; 
and authorizing partial discontinuance of 33-STANYAN service at all 
times on 18th Street, Folsom Street, and South Van Ness Avenue 
between 16th and Folsom Streets and 18th and Mission Streets. 



Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Planning, Municipal Railway, presented 
two proposals for improving regional connections of the Muni. The 
first proposal would be for a minor reroute of the 33-STANYAN in 
both westbound and eastbound directions serving the BART station at 
16th and Mission Streets. The second proposal would be for an 
extension of a limited number of trips on the 38L-GEARY LIMITED from 
the Transbay Terminal to the Caltrain Depot at 4th and Townsend 
Streets . 

Commissioner Flynn asked if any additional funds would be needed for 
this proposal. Mr. Straus replied that no new net costs would be 
incurred. Commissioner Chin asked if there was any opposition at 
the public meeting regarding the proposed reroute of the 
33-STANYAN. Mr. Straus responded that there was none. 



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Dr. Robert Hollis, Administrative Assistant, San Francisco General 
Hospital, spoke in support of the proposed reroute of the 33-STANYAN 
and felt this change would benefit employees and patients travelling 
to San Francisco General Hospital. 

Mr. Roger Hooson, representing CalTrain, stated that the Municipal 
Railway does a fine job in providing thousands of commuters with the 
means of getting from the 4th and Townsend CalTrain Station to the 
Financial District. He spoke in support of the proposed extension 
of the 38L-GEARY LIMITED. 

Mr. David Pilpel also spoke in support of both of these proposals 
but said he would like staff to explore the possibility of rerouting 
the 33-STANYAN onto 20th Street. 

On motion of Commissioner Chin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 91-0324 was approved. 



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Resolution No. 91-0326 — Authorizing the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to reguest proposals for and recommend the selection of two 
engineering firms to provide engineering and construction related 
services on an "as-needed" basis, for a period of twenty-four (24) 
months at a cost not-to-exceed $150,000 for federally funded 
projects and $200,000 for City funded projects. 

Mr. Richard E. Brandt, Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, stated 
that the San Francisco Lawyer's Committee for Urban Affairs 
requested that the Public Utilities Commission split the specialized 
engineering services into two parts, a contract for use on federally 
funded projects and another for use on City-funded projects, in 
order to increase MBE/WBE/DBE consultant contracting opportunities 
and give the minority contractors a better opportunity to bid as the 
prime contractor. 

Commissioner Chin asked if this procedure had ever been done before 
in order to enhance MBE opportunities. 

Mr. Arnold Baker, Director of Contract Compliance, Public Utilities 
Commission, stated that it was his opinion that minority 
participation would be reduced as a result of splitting the 
contract. Mr. Baker explained that under federal rules MBE/WBE/DBE 
goals could be set, but under the new local legislation, there are 
not any MBE/WBE/DBE goals. As a result, these contracts would be 
split with no MBE/WBE/DBE goal on the local contract and 35% 
MBE/WBE/DBE goal on the federal contract. Basically, under this new 
local legislation it is a pass through for specialized consultants, 
which acts as an umbrella to attract specialty firms and then as 
projects come up they are handled through that contract. Mr. Baker 
stated that splitting the contracts between the two firms would 
encourage minority contractors and consultants to participate on the 
federally funded projects, which he anticipates will do very well. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 91-0326 was approved. 



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Item No. 16 -- Awarding Hetch Hetchy Water & Power Contract No. 
HH-830, San Joaquin Pipeline No. 2, Repair Mortar Lining, in the 
amount of $4,000,000 to Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc., San 
Francisco, CA. (Continued to the meeting of October 8, 1991) 

Mr. Elzey requested that this item be heard today with no action 
from the Commission until the October 8, 1991 Commission meeting. 

Mr. Brandt stated that this is an on-going maintenance project for 
the San Joaquin Pipeline No. 2 located at Stanislaus County. 

Mr. Juden Justice Reed, representing Spiniello Construction and 
Rogers/Genner Construction, stated that Healy Tibbitts Builders, 
Inc. should not be awarded the contract because the bidding process 
was tainted through the award of the local business enterprise 
preference. He also remarked it was his understanding that other 
primary bids, specifically that of Creamer Brothers, listed 
Rogers/Genner Construction against its consent as a MBE 
subcontractor. Mr. Reed said that a protest had been initiated with 
the Human Rights Commission and that based on the inappropriate 
disposal of the bidding, action should be taken to reopen the 
bidding process. 

Mr. Bernie Monette, representing Creamer Brothers, stated that they 
were the low bidder on this project and that they should be awarded 
the contract. Mr. Monette said that they were informed that the 
contract was going to be awarded to Healy Tibbitts, Inc. because of 
their 5% local business advantage. The new ordinance passed in San 
Francisco as of July 1, 1991 changed the local business advantage to 
eliminate large corporations from receiving local preference. He 
remarked that it was there contention that Healy Tibbitts, Inc. does 
not qualify anymore for the 5% local business advantage than Creamer 
Brothers, who was after all the lowest bidder. 

Mr. Marty Dinkins, consultant for Creamer Brothers and also 
representing the Northern California Minority and Women Dump Truck 
Brokers Network, stated that their primary concern was the lack of 
minority participation on this project. His major concern was the 
fact that San Francisco does not have a subcontracting provision in 
its new ordinance. He stated that Creamer Brothers did provide 
minority subcontractor opportunities and that they should be awarded 
the contract. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if local preference was an issue with the 
award of this contract. 

Mr. Adelbert Campbell, Deputy Director of the Human Rights 
Commission, stated that the main issue of the protest centered 
around Healy Tibbitts, Inc. receiving a local preference. Mr. 
Campbell said that this contract falls under the old ordinance since 
it was advertised in June, 1991 and not under the new ordinance 
which became effective July 1, 1991. Therefore, since there was no 
econominca 1 ly disadvantaged criteria for local businesses who 
received a preference, Healy Tibbits, Inc. was eligible for the 5% 
preference . 

Mr. Dan Collins, Deputy City Attorney, stated that Creamer Brothers 
raised the issue of the date of advertisement during the old 
ordinance versus the time of award which was during the time of the 
new ordinance. As far as the MBE/WBE preference was concerned, Mr. 
Collins said that only applies to prime contractors and that the new 
ordinance imposes no obligation on prime contractors to meet the 
MBE/WBE preference. 

Mr. Elzey stated that the protests from Spiniello Construction 
Company and Creamer Brothers would be addressed at the next 
meeting. No action was taken. 

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Resolution No. 91-0327 -- Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, 
Finance to execute a Professional Services Contract between the City 
and County of San Francisco and Smith Dawson Associates, Inc. as a 
federal agency liaison on a month-to-month basis for a period 
not-to-exceed 12 months, and expires on June 30, 1992 at a payable 
rate of $150 per hour with a total contract cost not-to-exceed 
$55,000. (Continued from the meeting of September 24, 1991) 

Ms. Michelle N. Witt, Acting Finance Director, said per Commissioner 
Flynn's request at the September 24, 1991 Commission meeting, 
changes were made to the contract to reflect the total hours worked 
plus the hourly rate at $150 and that all future invoices would show 
a detailed description of services performed. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if there was any history on how much time 
Smith Dawson Associates spent in the past for services rendered. 
Ms. Witt responded that there was no history on how much time they 
spent on a monthly or annual basis. 

Commissioner Flynn questioned whether any funds had been obligated 
to pay Smith Dawson Associates, Inc. since their contract expired on 
June 30, 1991 to date. Ms. Witt replied that they had performed 
services since June but no payment of funds had been issued. 
Commissioner Flynn expressed his concern about the fact that 
expenses had been incurred prior to Commission approval of the 
contract. He asked how many hours had been spent to date on 
services performed since June 30, 1991. Ms. Witt replied that they 
had not yet received any invoices from the firm. 

Commissioner Flynn requested that in the future staff bring 
contracts before the Commission in a timely manner for approval and 
not 90 days after they have expired with expenses incurred. He also 
requested that a memorandum to the Commission be prepared showing 
the costs incurred since June 1991 to date. 

Mr. David Pilpel stated he was interested in monthly reports to the 
Commission from the contractor regarding transit issues which could 
affect the Commission's transit program. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 91-0327 was approved. 



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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel inquired whether notices of closed session meetings 
that are held before the regular meeting could be distributed to the 
regular mailing list for the calendar. Ms. Romaine A. Boldridge, 
Secretary, Public Utilities Commission, replied that all legal 
requirements for closed session meetings before the regular meeting 
are met by: 1) giving notice to the press; 2) giving notice to the 
public library; and, 3) posting it in City Hall. 



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Mr. Pilpel stated that he was interested in receiving documentation 
of what costs were incurred, particularly to the platform budget, in 
relation to the Castro Crossover and wet standpipe projects. 

He also expressed his interest in the proposed management public 
interface program and inquired whether that program had been 
implemented. Mr. Elzey stated that the program had not been 
implemented as of yet but that there had been several discussions 
with Muni staff regarding this issue with a full report to the 
Commission on how staff plans to proceed with the program. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:38 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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5>- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

October 8, 1991 

COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

OCT 2 1 1991 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC » fPRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 



Present: President Sherri Chiesa, Vice President Gordon Chin, 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of September 24, 1991 were approved. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

91-0328 MR Approving settlement of Edgar Banks v. City and 

County of San Francisco, Superior Court No. 875-939. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

91-0329 WD Approving settlement of Koontz, et al. v. Tootell, 
et al., San Mateo Superior Court No. 313-749. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0330 MR Reguesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $37,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0331 MR Approving Contract Modification No. 2 in the amount 
of $365,284 to San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-869, Potrero Facility 
Rehabilitation, to N. L. Barnes Construction Co., 
Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



91-0173 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0332 MR Approving Debit Modification No. 2 in the amount of 
$59,690 for additional work to San Francisco 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1013, Presidio 
Yard Bus Washer Replacement; and approving an 
extension of time of 60 calendar days to Interlane 
and P & J Utility, Co., AJV, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0333 PT Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of August, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0334 GM Recommending execution of the amended and restated 
Joint Powers Agreement pertaining to the Peninsula 
Commute Service; approving the action of the Board 
of Supervisors in authorizing that the Agreement be 
executed by the Mayor on behalf of the City; and 
appointing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
as the Commission's representative. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0335 MR Approving members of the Armed Forces in uniform to 
ride Municipal Railway vehicles without payment of 
fares during Navy Fleet Week, October 12 through 
October 16, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0336 HH Extending sincere appreciation and best wishes to 
Robert Penrose for 32 years of service with Hetch 
Hetchy Water and Power on the occasion of his 
retirement . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0337 HH Extending sincere appreciation and best wishes to 
Irene Kimmey for 27 years of service with Hetch 
Hetchy Water and Power on the occasion of her 
retirement . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0338 HH Extending sincere appreciation and best wishes to 
Sam Ternullo for 26 years of service with Hetch 
Hetchy Water and Power on the occasion of his 
retirement . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0339 HH Extending sincere appreciation and best wishes to 
Otto Gisler for 24 years of service with Hetch 
Hetchy Water and Power on the occasion of his 
retirement . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0340 HH Extending sincere appreciation and best wishes to 
William Thompson 19 years of service with Hetch 
Hetchy Water and Power on the occasion of his 
retirement . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0341 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Hetch Hetchy 
Water and Power to execute Natural Gas 
Transportation Service Agreements with Pacific Gas 
and Electric Company for City agencies that purchase 
natural gas from independent suppliers effective 
August 1, 1991 through July 31, 1993. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0342 UEB Awarding Hetch Hetchy Water & Power Contract No. 
HH-830, San Joaguin Pipeline No. 2, Repair Mortar 
Lining, in the amount of $4,000,000 to Healy 
Tibbitts Builders, Inc., San Francisco, CA; and 
reguesting the Board of Supervisors to approve an 
extension of time to award. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0343 FM Requesting the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors to 
approve a supplemental budget request for $8 million 
to be funded from the Municipal Railway Capital 
Reserve Fund to certify the contract for the 
purchase of thirty-five second generation light rail 
vehicles (LRV-2's). 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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New Business 

Commissioner Flynn thanked staff for addressing the allegations 
raised by a passenger regarding the 54-line and stated that staff 
did a fantastic job in investigating and addressing the problem. 

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Report of the General Manager 

Annual APTA Conference 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities Commission, 
reported that he had attended the Annual American Public Transit 
Association Conference (APTA) in Toronto, Canada. He said he had 
the honor and pleasure of accepting several awards for the Municipal 
Railway's participation in the Annual APTA Ad Wheel Awards Program. 
That program specifically honors marketing, advertising and 
promotion and communication achievements by transit authorities. 
Mr. Elzey presented to the Commission two awards that the Municipal 
Railway received, which were: 1) First Place for Passes & Tickets, 
which included the One-Day Passport instituted this year; and, 2) 
First Place for Billboards/Outdoor Advertisements, which encouraged 
ridership on Muni. 

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Public Hearing 

Item No. 8 -- To consider revisions to the current Mandatory 
Rationing Program for all residential retail customers of the San 
Francisco Water Department based on a per capita methodology. 
(Continued to a special meeting on October 15, 1991.) 

Ms. Romaine A. Boldridge, Secretary, Public Utilities Commission, 
explained to the Commission the efforts made by staff for public 
outreach concerning the water rationing public hearings. She stated 
that notices were published a month before the hearings were set in 
the Examiner, the Independent and ethnic newpapers and that they 
were sent to the Neighborhood Organizations list and PUC calendar 
list. Also, Muni's Community Affairs Office developed and 
prepared: 1) 20,000 notices that went in the "Take One" boxes on 
Muni buses, which were also mailed to the Neighborhood Organizations 
list and PUC calendar list; 2) 11" x 17" meeting notices posted on 
the panel behind the driver on the buses; and, 3) a press release 
distributed to the media on October 3, 1991. 



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Mr. John P. Mullane, General Manager, Water Department, stated that 
on April 23, 1991 the Commission requested that the Water Department 
study the possibility of developing a per capita rationing program 
to supplant the current program. Mr. Mullane gave an overview of 
the results of the study and, stated that three types of per capita 
water rationing programs were developed: 1) a simple per capita 
program which basically would provide a defined amount of water for 
each known resident in a household; 2) a household allotment based 
upon an average or assumed number of occupants for each household; 
and, 3) a variation on either of the first two plans with a small 
amount of water allotted for irrigation purposes. 

The first alternative, the use of a simple per capita allotment, 
would be the most simple to administer. However, the downside to 
the adoption of this plan is that it would reduce the current 
allotments for a substantial number of customers who, under the 
current 25% rationing program, have higher allotments based on their 
1987 consumption. From a more global view, if their current 
allotment was higher because they were wasting water in 1987, then 
the perception would change to one of equity and to one rewarding 
the customer who had not wasted water under the original plan. 

The second option, the use of a per household allotment, would 
utilize the same defined amount of available water. Household 
allotments would be based upon the 1990 Census of 2.6 occupants 
(rounded to 3 for ease of conversion) residing in each living unit 
in San Francisco. Mr. Mullane said that this program would be the 
easiest to administer because no survey would be required to make a 
determination as to the number of residents per household. On the 
other hand, it would probably entail a peak appeal process once the 
allotments were assigned. The disadvantages of this plan would be 
that any household which had less than 3 occupants would actually be 
receiving more than their fair share of water, thereby removing the 
motivation to conserve water and not achieving the concept of equity 
presented in the first alternative. 

The third option would be to add an additional amount of water which 
would be designated for minimal irrigation to either of the other 
options. This third plan would benefit a significant number of 
people for two reasons. One group of customers may want to preserve 
particular plants and trees, either because of the expense involved 
in their original planting or for the aesthetics of their premises. 
Another group of customers would be more concerned with the 
environment and views the protection of trees and plants as 
significant in combating the buildup of carbon dioxide, easing the 
problems of global warming and protecting the fragile ecosystem. 
Mr. Mullane stated that if water were set aside for irrigation, 
there would be an impact on the size of the basic allotment thus 
reducing the daily per capita allotment. 

Mr. Mullane remarked that it would be assumed that the current 
appeals process would remain so that households which had changes in 
occupany would be provided with a process to guarantee an 
appropriate level of water for the actual number of occupants in the 
household . 

Implementation of a per capita or per capita plus irrigation water 
program would require that a census be completed to determine how 
many people reside in each household. Mr. Mullane said that staff 
had studied the census methodology in detail and decided that 
because of the cost involved, that an insert of the survey be 
included in each bill in a two-month billing cycle. Thus, every 
customer of record would receive an insert printed in four languages 
(English, Spanish, Chinese and Tagalog) that would explain the 
Department's need to gather information so that they could equitably 



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distribute the available water. The costs associated with inserting 
the survey in the bill would be approximately $6,000, which would 
cover typesetting and printing versus the cost of $80,000 for a 
direct mailing. 

Additional costs to develop, implement and maintain this program 
would be about $26,000, which would include overtime needed in the 
appeal process, keypunch costs reguired for the initial inputting of 
data, program costs reguired primarily to develop the new 
allocations, and for costs associated in the preparation of the 
survey itself. 

Mr. Mullane explained how staff came to determine the per capita 
amount. Basically, it was by identifying the volume of water that 
was available under the current rationing program at the 25% level. 
That available pool of water would be reduced by 10% to set aside an 
appeals pool to handle the appeals that are anticipated to come in 
initially or down the road. The net, that is the available pool 
less the appeals pool, is divided by the number of residents in San 
Francisco as identified in the 1990 U.S. Census Bureau. The 
breakdown of per capita amounts would be: per capita - 65 gallons 
per day (gpd) per occupant; per household - 156 gpd per household; 
per capita and irrigation - 55 gpd per occupant plus 50 gpd for 
irrigation; and per household and irrigation - 182 gpd per 
household. He stated that because there was a sustained interest on 
the part of the Commission, the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors, 
the per capita program would be applied only to residential accounts. 

Mr. Mullane stated that the department was not recommending that the 
existing system be changed but that he was only presenting the 
various alternatives. Should the Commission decide to adopt either 
of the programs, Mr. Mullane recommended that the Commission adopt 
the per capita plus irrigation plan. He stated that if one of the 
programs were adopted at the meeting of October 15, 1991, the survey 
would go out around October 31 or November 1, 1991. All surveys 
should be returned and completed by January 31, 1992 with a start 
date of February 1, 1992. By April 1, 1992, a decision by the 
department would have to be made as to whether or not a rationing 
program would still be in place based off data collected from Hetch 
Hetchy Water and Power as to the level of water at that time. Mr. 
Mullane suggested that the implementation of the program itself, if 
adopted, be pushed to April 15, 1992. 

Commissioner Chin asked how staff arrived at the 50 gpd figure for 
irrigation. Mr. Mullane responded that it was an arbitrary figure 
which basically would only provide enough water for minimal 
irrigation. 

President Chiesa invited public comments. 

Mr. W. E. Winn, Jr. remarked that no matter what kind of per capita 
program was established, it was necessary to know how many people 
exist per water meter. 

Ms. Isabel Wade, representing the Tree Advisory Board, complimented 
the Water Department for promoting water conservation and spoke in 
favor of option three which included the allotment for irrigation. 
She expressed the importance of San Francisco's landscape and that 
the Commission send the message that they recognize the value of 
landscape to the City in terms of our economy and for the 
environment. Ms. Wade commented on the eguity issue in terms of 
landscaping and was of the opinion that the survey include a box 
indicating whether or not one has a garden. 



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Ms. Holly Shepard spoke in support of the per capita plus irrigation 
water allotment option. She expressed how important greenery was to 
the environment in that it cleans the air by releasing oxygen and 
absorbing carbon dioxide, thereby counteracting global warming. Ms. 
Shepard urged the Commission . to allow enough water to maintain what 
nature is left in San Francisco. 

Ms. Dorothy Dempsey stated that she was under the impression, 
through the media, that the Public Utilities Commission was going to 
adopt a rationing plan of 55 gpd plus 50 gpd for irrigation at 
today's meeting. Ms. Dempsey inquired as to why the Commission was 
considering a per capita rationing plan. 

President Chiesa responded that the reason why the Commission was 
looking at these options was because when the current rationing 
program was implemented many people gave testimony that the program 
was not fair because it was based upon 1987 water usage. She stated 
that if one was conserving water in 1987 and cut 25% they would have 
less water than someone who was not conserving in 1987. The public 
expressed a desire to have a per capita plan or some other plan that 
would be more equitable. 

Ms. Melissa Sarenac commented on water rationing and over population 
issues. She stated that she encourages water rationing and that 
there should be stricter penalties for those who do not conserve 
water . 

Mr. Harold Wright, Chairman, Forest Hill Association Landscape 
Committee, spoke in support of the per capita plus irrigation 
rationing program. He also stated that if there was going to be 
further rationing and restrictions in San Francisco, that the 
suburban water districts should be rationed equally. 

Mr. John B. O'Donnell commented on the issue of equity and banking. 
He was of the opinion that the per capita allotment of 55 gpd per 
occupant was too liberal an allowance. 

Ms. Dorothy Walker stated that whatever allotment was given, that it 
include water for irrigation. Ms. Walker also commented that she 
would like the survey to be more specific, not only with regard to 
the number of residents per household but the size of the structure 
and landscaping. 

Mr. George Downs remarked that he did not know which plan would be 
best suited for his needs but that he wanted to be able to take care 
of his garden. 

Mr. Nate Ratner, representing the Clean Water Committee, Water 
Appeal Board for Industrial Waste, and Water Reclamation Board, 
stated that several people before his board were appealing on the 
sewer service charges and was of the opinion that many people do not 
tell the truth even under affidavit. He stated the importance of 
having a system in which everyone would be treated equally and that 
anyone not telling the truth would be penalized by reducing their 
water allotment. 

Ms. Michele Kimpel commended the Commission on their efforts to 
conserve water and also expressed a preference for a system based on 
a per capita allocation which is a more equitable method of 
allocating water. Ms. Kimpel expressed concern regarding how the 
survey might affect illegal aliens in this community and poor and 
low income people by placing these individuals in potential conflict 
with their landlords, the Public Health Department and immigration 
officials . 

Mr. Stephen Markstein asked why people are being penalized for water 
conservation by paying higher water rates. President Chiesa replied 
that the Water Department does not generate as much revenue during a 
drought and despite the fact that people are using less water the 
department still has the same overhead costs. 



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Commissioner Chin commented on the difficulty the department faces 
regarding the implementation of the per capita system. Many 
questions were raised with reference to the survey, and irrigation 
allotments without regard to the types of units, the size of the 
household, or the size of open space. He inquired as to how the 
survey data would be used, especially in relation to illegal aliens 
and low income families and who would have access to that data. 

Mr. Mullane replied that the City Attorney had advised that the data 
was public record and would be available should anyone request it. 
Any request would have to be formalized and be specific. 

Commissioner Chin remarked that under the household option, 
households with one or two persons would be receiving a higher 
allocation than they deserve and asked why couldn't the allotment be 
based on two persons per household. Mr. Mullane replied that the 
figure they arrived at was based upon the 1990 Census figure of 2.6 
people . 

Commissioner Toupin inquired about the degree of accuracy that could 
be expected from the survey. Mr. Mullane stated that the department 
has had no prior experience in a formalized per capita program and 
that it had always been based on the honor system. 

President Chiesa questioned whether other water districts had 
implemented a per capita water rationing plan, and if so, was a 
survey used similar to the one being proposed. Mr. Mullane stated 
that Contra Costa County went on a per household allotment which was 
based on four people at 70 gpd per person, or 280 gpd. Marin County 
was on a per capita plus irrigation program and the East Bay 
Municipal Utility District (MUD) was on a mandatory per household 
program two years ago. He stated that in order to implement their 
programs they would have had to gather data through a survey. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired as to whether the survey should be used 
to determine the size of the area which needs to be irrigated. Mr. 
Mullane responded that the size of the area was not part of the 
equation and that it would be very difficult to identify how much 
water should be available to each household. 

Commissioner Toupin asked if banking water would be administratively 
feasible. Mr. Mullane replied that the concept of banking is a good 
idea as a way for the Commission and the department to reward people 
who had been conserving water and that it would allow them to meet 
contingencies that might come up in the future. On the other hand, 
he said that it would affect the department's ability to plan for 
the future because any water that was in a customer's bank would 
have to be presumed as having been used. If the water that was 
banked was excluded from the department's future planning, the 
department would have to increase the level of rationing to offset 
the amount of water in the bank. 

The public hearing was continued to the special meeting of October 
15, 1991. 



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Resolution No. 91-0334 -- Recommending execution of the amended and 
restated Joint Powers Agreement pertaining to the Peninsula Commute 
Service; approving the action of the Board of Supervisors in 
authorizing that the Agreement be executed by the Mayor on behalf of 
the City; and appointing the. General Manager of Public Utilities as 
the Commission's representative. 

Mr. Douglas Wright, Deputy Mayor of Transportation, explained that 
this item pertains to an expansion and a redefinition of the Joint 
Powers Board Agreement. San Francisco has three seats on the Joint 
Powers Board represented by the Public Utilities Commission, the 
Mayor and the Board of Supervisors. Mr. Wright stated that it was 
necessary to execute the new agreement between the parties involved 
because this would allow the Joint Powers Board to have expanded 
powers to plan, oversee and operate the Peninsula Commute service 
after the transfer of the system's assets from Caltrans to the Joint 
Powers Board. 

Ms. Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney, stated that the restated 
Joint Powers Board Agreement had already been approved by the Board 
of Supervisors and other member agencies. Unfortunately, the 
Agreement did not come through the Public Utilities Commission prior 
to approval by the Board of Supervisors. Ms. Reitzes noted that 
future agreements would be forthcoming which will require the 
Commission's approval related to the purchase of the peninsula 
right-of-way itself, an operating agreement among the Joint Powers 
Board members if the purchase of the right-of-way is completed, and 
the transfer agreement with SamTrans of Water Department 
right-of-way property to be the City's contribution toward the 
purchase of the Southern Pacific right-of-way. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if the Public Utilities Commission was 
required to approve this Agreement before it went to the Board of 
Supervisors . 

Ms. Boldridge stated that the original Joint Powers Board Agreement 
was initiated in Board by Supervisor Carol Silver without any action 
on the part of the Public Utilities Commission in 1988. It appears 
that the same process was used in this case. She said that the City 
Attorney's Office noted that the agreement had not gone through the 
proper channels and that it does require PUC approval. 

Mr. David Pilpel stated that all other member agencies, except for 
San Francisco, had elected officials or appointed members of their 
governing board. He noted that the current proposed agreement does 
not provide for an alternative appointee so that the Commission 
could be fully represented in the event the appointee was 
unavai lable . 

Commissioner Chin requested clarification in reference to what the 
Commission approves or disapproves. Mr. Wright responded that it 
would be the judgment of the collective members of the Joint Powers 
Board on what should come back to the member agencies for specific 
approval . 

Commissioner Flynn requested that the General Manager report back to 
the Commission on Joint Powers Board matters. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 91-0334 was approved. 

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Resolution No. 91-0342 -- Awarding Hetch Hetchy Water & Power 
Contract No. HH-830, San Joaquin Pipeline No. 2, Repair Mortar 
Lining, in the amount of $4,000,000 to Healy Tibbitts Builders, 
Inc., San Francisco, CA; and requesting the Board of Supervisors to 
approve an extension of time. to award. (Continued from meeting of 
September 24, 1991.) 

Mr. James P. Watson, Attorney for Creamer Brothers, stated that 
Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc. should not be awarded the contract 
because the new ordinance that became effective July 1, 1991 changed 
the local business advantage to eliminate large corporations from 
receiving local preference. He requested that the Commission reject 
the proposal to award the contract to Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc. 
and award the contract to the lowest responsive and reponsible 
bidder, Creamer Brothers, Inc. Mr. Watson stated that if the 
Commission awards this contract to Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc., 
Creamer Brothers would file suit in San Francisco Superior Court to 
seek an injunction barring the award of the contract or 
implementation thereof. 

Mr. Juden Justice Reed, Attorney for Spiniello Construction and 
Rogers/Genner Construction, stated that their concern was related to 
the local bid preference. He said that Spiniello Construction had 
an exclusive contract with Rogers/Genner Construction to be a 
minority business enterprise subcontractor and yet Creamer Brothers 
appropriated Rogers/Genner Construction for use in their bid against 
their consent. This shows that Creamer Brothers was not a 
responsible bidder. Mr. Reed stated that the bidding process should 
be reopened, therefore, Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc. should not be 
awarded the contract based on their lack of minority subcontractor 
participation . 

Commissioner Flynn asked what the City Attorney's recommendation was 
with regard to the award of this contract. Mr. Elzey stated that a 
confidential opinion was provided the Commission to award the 
contract to Healy Tibbitts, Inc. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 91-0342 was approved. 



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Item No. 15 -- Authorizing the General Manager of the Public 
Utilities Commission to enter into agreements with the State of 
California to construct the new J-Line Layover Terminal and the new 
M-Line Layover Terminal on 19th Avenue; and requesting the Board of 
Supervisors approval of the indemnification clause. 

Mr. Ken Jew, Project Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, gave a 
brief overview of the project and cooperative agreements with the 
State of California. He pointed out that staff intends to construct 
two layover terminals on 19th Avenue near Stonestown and San 
Francisco State University to improve light rail vehicle (LRV) 
services and operations on the J-Chruch line and the M-Ocean line. 
Mr. Jew stated that since 19th Avenue is a State highway, California 
law requires that we enter into cooperative agreements with CalTrans 
before construction on this project could begin. The two agreements 
(one for the design phase and one for the construction phase) state 
that the City would comply with State law in the design and 
construction of this project. Upon the approval of the Board of 
Supervisors, the City intends to indemnify the State of all claims 
and law suits related to this project. 



Mr. Pilpel pointed out that there were handwritten notations on the 
cooperative agreements and was of the opinion that it should not be 
presented to the Commission in that manner. He addressed several 
issues related to the length of the pocket tracks, whether the 
station stops were of sufficient size for two or three car trains, 
whether the proposed turnback for the M-line was on a slope, and the 
need to install signal pre-empts along 19th Avenue. 

In conclusion, Mr. Pilpel was of the opinion that unless there had 
been public outreach, this item should be deferred until the 
affected communities have had the opportunity to become involved in 
this major project. 

Mr. Jew responded that there had been community meetings on this 
project with still more to be held before construction begins. He 
stated that staff was requesting that the cooperative agreements 
with the State of California be approved. 

Commissioner Flynn requested that this item be taken off calendar 
until neighborhood meetings have been scheduled and to provide the 
Commission with a final copy of the cooperative agreements without 
any handwritten notations on the contract. 



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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel inquired as to whether closed session meetings 
notices could be distributed to the regular calendar mailing list. 
Commissioner Flynn responded that the Public Utilities Commission 
was in complete compliance with the Brown Act regarding closed 
session meetings. 

Mr. Pilpel inquired as to when the Transit Impact Development Fee 
(TIDF) funds for service enhancements for this year would go into 
effect. Mr. Johnny Stein, General Manager, Municipal Railway, 
replied that TIDF service enhancements would go into effect in 
mid-November . 

With respect to the 1992/93 budget, Mr. Pilpel was of the opinion 
that policy level hearings be held to discuss budget issues early in 
the budget cycle. He asked that the Commission hold public hearings 
as early as November whereby members of the public could have an 
opportunity to comment on their priorities before the various 
departments actually draft their budgets to the General Manager and 
Commission . 

President Chiesa stated that she would like to see advance notice of 
what staff proposes for their next budget cycle. Mr. Elzey pointed 
out that in last year's budget cycle, staff did provide the 
Commission with a number of different policy issues far in advance 
and that staff would continue to provide advance information on 
policy issues prior to the budget process. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:38 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 



•^PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2 :00 P.M. 

October 22, 1991 



P©*mW£NTS DEPT. 

NOV 1 2 1991 

SAN FRANCISCO 
mmuc ' 'RRARY 



COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:03 P.M. 



Present: President Sherri Chiesa, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 



Excused: Vice President Gordon Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of October 8, 1991 were approved. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0344 MR Reguesting the Controller to draw warrants in 
payment of claims against the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway, totalling $55,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0345 FM Approving collection of charges for damages for the 
month of September 1991, against the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway from miscellaneous debtors in the 
amount of $7,873.31; and Bureau of Light, Heat & 
Power from miscellaneous debtors in the amount of 
$150. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0346 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1950, Millbrae 
Headguarters Auto Shop and Warehouse Replacement, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Debit Contract 
Modification No. 5 in the amount of $9,899; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$11,718.98 to Nibbi-Lowe Construction, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0347 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-2053, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Howard, Langton, 
Sumner and Tehama Streets, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Debit Contract Modification No 
1 in the amount of $39,816; authorizing an extensio 
of time of unavoidable delays of 72 working days; 
and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$37,735.95 to E. Mitchell, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0348 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2073, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
California Street between Presidio Avenue and 
Steiner Street and Octavia Street between Union and 
Vallejo Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0349 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2107, San Francisco Water Bond Project - Sunol 
Valley Water Treatment Plant Improvements. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0350 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
apply for, accept, and expend $60,000 in grant 
funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and the 
Urban Consortium (through its fiscal agent, the Cit} 
of Chicago) to continue its energy management 
activities . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0351 GM Ratifying the actions of the Joint Powers Board 

(JPB) and approving the execution of the Agreements 
as set forth in JPB Resolution of October 9, 1991; 
and urging the Board of Supervisors to ratify and 
approve the same actions and Agreements pertaining 
to the Peninsula Corridor right-of-way acquisition. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0358 MR Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
enter into a contract with Breda Costruzioni 
Ferroviarie S.p.A., for an amount not-to-exceed 
$82,087,695 to provide 35 Light Rail Vehicles and 
Associated Bid Items as defined by the 
specifications that accompany the contractual 
agreement; and requesting Board of Supervisors' 
approval . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0359 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $660,000 to fund the 
provisions set forth in the Memorandum of 
Understanding (MOU) between the Transport Workers 
Union and the City and County of San Francisco 
regarding the operators' trust fund. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0360 MR Extending sincere appreciation and best wishes to 
Robert H. Cox for 45 years of service with the San 
Francisco Municipal Railway upon his retirement. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0361 UEB Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into cooperative agreements with the State 
of California, pending Board of Supervisors approval 
on the indemnification clause, to construct the new 
J-Line and M-Line boarding platforms and layover 
tracks on 19th Avenue. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0362 UEB Requesting the Board of Supervisors' approval to 

extend the time for award of Hetch Hetchy Water and 
Power Contract No. HH-828R, Moccasin Penstock Saddle 
Replacement . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0363 FM Requesting the Mayor's Office and the Board of 

Supervisors to approve a supplemental budget request 
for $12,284,076 to be funded from the Transit Impact 
Development Fee (TIDF) revenues to certify the 
contract for the acquisition of thirty-five (35) 
second generation Light Rail Vehicles (LRV-2s) . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0364 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance 
to apply for, accept, and expend $7,532,454 in UMTA 
Section 9 operating assistance and $26,819,276 in 
UMTA Section 9 capital assistance and $6,704,819 
from various state, regional, and local match funds; 
such as State Transit Capital Improvement Funds, 
State Urban Rail Bond Funds, State Clean Air and 
Transportation Improvement Act Bond Funds, Bridge 
Toll Net Revenues, Gas Tax Revenues, Hetch Hetchy 
Revenues, Transit Impact Development Fees, San 
Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation 
Funds, and/or San Francisco County Transportation 
Sales Taxes for the following Municipal Railway 
projects: Fixed Facility Rehabilitation; Cable Car 
Vehicle Renovation; 14-MISSION Trolley Overhead 
Reconstruction; and Articulated Trolley Bus 
Purchase; and requesting the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Improvement Corporation and the San 
Francisco Transportation Authority to provide local 
match funds as needed for this grant. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0365 EC Authorizing the transfer of up to a maximum of 
$145,569 from "Other Contractual Services" and 
"Building Repair" budget categories to Temporary 
Salaries from FY 1991/92 operating budget to 
temporarily fund the employment of three full-time 
and one part-time 5604 Assistant Energy Specialist 
staff positions. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



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Report of the General Manager 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General .Manager , Public Utilities Commission, 
referred to his memorandum to the Commission dated October 22, 1991 
regarding a potential trihalomethane (THM's) violation in the Water 
Department's water supply. He requested the Commission's 
concurrance with the department's proposed approach to delay 
transportation of any additional State water into our water system 
and reservoir. Mr. Elzey said that he has been monitoring the 
progress of staff in their efforts to identify the source of the 
problem and the best way of approaching it. 

The Commission concurred with the staff's proposal. 



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Resolution No. 91-0351 -- Ratifying the actions of the Joint Powers 
Board (JPB) and approving the execution of the Agreements as set 
forth in JPB Resolution of October 9, 1991; and urging the Board of 
Supervisors to ratify and approve the same actions and Agreements 
pertaining to the Peninsula Corridor right-of-way acquisition. 

Mr. Elzey stated that approval of this resolution would ratify the 
actions taken by the JPB on October 9, 1991, which outlined the 
purchase agreement for the Peninsula Corridor right-of-way 
acquisition, a 52-mile corridor running from San Francisco to San 
Jose. Mr. Elzey said that the California Transportation Commission 
(CTC) approved $124 million for its share of the cost of this 
right-of-way acquisition. He noted that staff would be coming back 
to the Commission with details on how we propose to make our 
contribution towards the purchase of the right-of-way, through a 
land swap estimated to be approximately $12 million. 

Mr. Dave Miller, Attorney for the JPB, gave a brief overview of the 
proposed financial arrangement. In January of 1991, a letter of 
intent was negotiated and executed between the JPB and Southern 
Pacific Transportation Company. Proposition 116, adopted by the 
voters of the State of California, earmarked $124 million for the 
acquisition and another $53 million for upgrading the system's 
capital projects. When the JPB originally consumated the 
transaction, it was assumed that all of the $173 million of 
Proposition 116 would be allocated towards the total purchase price 
of $210 million but the CTC decided that only $124 million would be 
used. The balance between Proposition 116 funds and the purchase 
price would have to come from non-state sources. Mr. Miller stated 
that the CTC made it clear that each of the member agencies 
understood that no additional funds would be sought from the State 
to fill that gap. 

Mr. Miller pointed out that the San Mateo County Transit District 
and the San Mateo County Transporation Authority had already acted 
and authorized the allocation of the requisite funds in cash to 
consumate the transaction. Acquisition of this right-of-way would 
provide the means in the future for the expansion of the system, for 
grade separation projects on the peninsula and expanded parking, 
funded largely by San Mateo County Transportation Authority and 
State funds. 

Mr. Miller said that currently Southern Pacific was operating the 
rail service which is under contract with the State of California. 
After acquisition, it is anticipated that the JPB would engage an 
operator to take over the rail service from San Francisco to San 
Jose. Proposals have gone out to acquire a new operator for the 
service with bids due November 1, 1991. Mr. Miller stated that the 
JPB was working with the State to make sure there would be full 
continuity of service between now and the time a new operator takes 
over the service. 



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In conclusion, Mr. Miller said that he had every reason to believe 
that the overall objectives of the JPB would be accomplished, namely 
to protect the corridor, to assure continued service, to provide the 
need for expanded service, and to protect freight for the business 
and economy of the region. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired as to how the amount of $12 million as 
San Francisco's contribution was determined. Mr. Miller replied 
that the allocation for San Francisco had been based upon a mileage 
formula -- the percentage of right-of-way miles in San Francisco 
compared to the total right-of-way mileage between San Francisco and 
San Jose. 

Commissioner Flynn asked whether the equipment was included as part 
of the $210 million purchase price. Mr. Miller responded that all 
the trains are presently owned by the State of California. As part 
of the Agreement, the State of California will transfer ownership of 
all assets and equipment to the JPB. 

Mr. David Pilpel spoke in support of this item provided that this 
Agreement does not commit the City of San Francisco to transferring 
the 40-Line right-of-way which should be negotiated separately. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 91-0351 was approved. 



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Resolution No. 91-0352 — Directing the Water Department to conduct 
a data gathering survey of its San Francisco residential customers. 

Mr. Elzey made reference to a memorandum dated October 18, 1991 
regarding the rescheduling of the October 15, 1991 public hearing on 
the Per Capita Water Rationing Program. He stated that staff 
recommended that the data gathering survey be conducted now and that 
the public hearing be postponed until March or April, 1992. At that 
time, staff would have a better picture on what the department's 
water supply situation would be after the runoff season. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if there were sufficient funds to conduct 
this survey. Mr. John P. Mullane, General Manager, Water 
Department, replied affirmative. Commissioner Flynn moved that the 
resolution be adopted. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 91-0352 was approved. 



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Resolution No. 91-0358 -- Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway to enter into a contract with Breda Costruzioni Ferroviarie 
S.p.A., for an amount not-to T exceed $82,087,695 to provide 35 Light 
Rail Vehicles and Associated Bid Items as defined by the 
specifications that accompany the contractual agreement; and 
requesting Board of Supervisors' approval. 

Mr. Bob Highfill, Chief Equipment Engineer, Municipal Railway, 
stated that the 1987-1992 Muni Capital Improvement Program provided 
for the purchase of new light rail vehicles for the Muni system. In 
January of 1991 proposals were sent out to 31 potential suppliers, 
from which five proposals were received. Mr. Highfill said that 
Breda Costruzioni Ferroviarie, Pistoia, Italy achieved the highest 
score resulting from the negotiated procurement procedure. 
Therefore, he requested that the Commission award the contract for 
the purchase of 35 light rail vehicles to Breda Costruzioni 
Ferroviarie of Pistoia, Italy for a fixed price in the amount of 
$82,087,695. 

Commissioner Flynn asked several questions regarding the light rail 
vehicles built by Breda, such as: 1) Had other transit authorities 
had their vehicles built by Breda? 2) Is this vehicle specially 
built for San Francisco? 3) Is there any difference in the spare 
parts needed for the new vehicles compared to other transit 
authorities? 4) What was the life of the vehicle? and 5) How firm 
was the cost of the vehicles? Mr. Highfill responded that Breda had 
built vehicles for Cleveland, Washington D.C. and Seattle. He 
stated that the light rail vehicles would be specially engineered 
and built for the duty cycle in San Francisco because of San 
Francisco's infrastructure and the passenger loads that are 
carried. Mr. Highfill said that there would be peculiar spare parts 
for the light rail vehicles but that the majority of the working 
parts would be considered industry standard parts and that spare 
parts would be available for 15 years from the date of purchase. 
Thereafter, the spare parts would be accessible from vendors who 
build industry standard parts for all rail cars. Also, he noted 
that the design life of the vehicle was 30 years. Mr. Highfill 
stated that the unit cost of the vehicle itself was $2.0 million 
f .o.b. That price is firm and will hold through delivery which is 
scheduled for 1995. It includes freight costs and will not change 
with fluctuations in the U.S. dollar. 

Mr. David Pilpel asked whether the new fleet of vehicles would be 
compatible with the existing fleet in terms of coupling and the new 
automated signal system. Mr. Highfill replied that mechanically the 
vehicle would couple with the existing system but that it wouldn't 
electrically connect and operate with the old cars. Also, he stated 
that the design of the automatic train control system would be 
included in the new vehicles. Mr. Pilpel inquired as to when the 
new vehicles would be delivered and whether there would be available 
storage facilities for the vehicles when they arrive. Mr. Highfill 
replied that four prototype trains would arrive in April 1994 but 
that delivery of the actual fleet would begin April 1995. Also, he 
said that staff plans to provide storage facilities for these 
vehicles when they arrive. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 91-0358 was approved. 

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Resolution No. 91-0361 -- Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to enter into cooperative agreements with the State of 
California, pending Board of Supervisors approval on the 
indemnification clause, to construct the new J-Line and M-Line 
boarding platforms and layover tracks on 19th Avenue. 

Mr. Ken Jew, Project Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, stated 
that the final copy of the cooperative agreements with the State of 
California had been completed and that neighborhood meetings had 
been scheduled, per the reguest of the Commission at the October 8, 
1991 meeting. 

Commissioner Flynn asked what had been done with regard to the 
public hearings. Mr. Johnny Stein, General Manager, Municipal 
Railway, stated that several years ago when this project was in its 
planning stage, staff went out to the OMI community to introduce the 
project. He noted that staff has every intention of informing the 
community before any construction begins so as to address any issues 
they might have. Mr. Stein said that the first public hearing would 
be scheduled for November 20, 1991 and that subsequent hearings 
would be scheduled early in 1992. 

Mr. Pilpel stated that his major concern regarding this item was how 
the community would be affected when construction of the project 
begins . 

Mr. Samuel R. Ganczaruk spoke in support of this project and stated 
that it was absolutely necessary to the community. He asked how the 
current project to construct the new J-Line and M-Line boarding 
platforms and layover tracks on 19th Avenue related to the proposed 
underpass project in the Stonestown area whereby cars could cross 
19th Avenue without being delayed by traffic. Mr. Peter Straus, 
Director of Strategic Planning, Municipal Railway, responded that 
the underpass project had been dropped. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 91-0361 was approved. 

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Resolution No. 91-0363 -- Reguesting the Mayor's Office and the 
Board of Supervisors to approve a supplemental budget request for 
$12,284,076 million to be funded from the Transit Impact Development 
Fee (TIDF) revenues to certify the contract for the acquisition of 
thirty-five (35) second generation Light Rail Vehicles (LRV-2s). 

Ms. Michelle N. Witt, Acting Finance Director, Finance Bureau, 
requested that the Commission approve this supplemental budget 
request for $12.2 million to be funded from the TIDF revenues for 
the procurement of the 35 LRV-2s. 

Mr. Pilpel requested a copy of an updated TIDF budget plan. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that the $12.2 million was a loan from the 
TIDF fund until the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) 
grant was awarded. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 91-0363 was approved. 

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91-193 



Public Comments 

Ms. Feysan Lodde, Chairman, MV Transportation Group and Paratransit 
Services, stated that their firm is a subcontractor operating 
through the Municipal Railway which provides paratransit services to 
clients with disabilities in San Francisco. She highlighted MV 
Transportation's growth in service, level of service, and employment 
development . 

Mr. Stein remarked that he had the privilege of touring MV 
Transportation and said that Muni was very pleased with their 
professional operation and the services rendered by them. 

Mr. Pilpel commented that some of Muni's transit shelters were 
without lighting and telephones. He felt it was appropriate that 
the Commission be updated periodically regarding the transit 
shelters. President Chiesa reguested that staff prepare a full 
report for the next Commission meeting on the transit shelters. 

Mr. Pilpel inquired as to the delay in construction in changing the 
31-BALBOA from motor coach to trolley coach. Mr. Stein replied that 
the reason for the delay on the project was because the contractor 
had problems with the manufacturer in acquiring particular overhead 
parts. He stated that the project would be completed by late March 
or early April 1992 . 

Mr. Pilpel commented that, according to the City Charter, work 
projected to be over a certain dollar amount had to go out to bid. 
He was of the opinion that the dollar amount should be raised due to 
inflation and that the Commission, in conjunction with other City 
agencies, should lobby to have that put on the ballot for June 1992 
to increase that amount due to inflation. 

Mr. Pilpel remarked that he would like staff to make a presentation 

on the technology of the automated train control system. Also, he 

felt that the Commission should take a policy position on the 
Bayshore Corridor Study. 

Mr. Peter Erlich stated that he was concerned that the conversion 
from motor coach to trolley coach on the 31-BALBOA would not include 
wheelchair lift equipment. He inquired as to how many trolley 
coaches would be obtained for the 31-BALBOA line. Mr. Stein replied 
that 15 to 18 trolley coaches would be leased from the Seattle Metro 
Transportation Board in the interim until Muni receives its new 
trolley coaches and then the conversion to make the line wheelchair 
accessible would be possible. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:20 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 



^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 



REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

November 12, 1991 



COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

NOV 2 5 1991 
puey.; ■ *3Rary 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 



Present: President Sherri Chiesa, Vice President Gordon Chin, 
Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 



Excused: Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of November 12, 1991 were approved. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0366 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 
payment of claims against the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway, totalling $18,500. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0367 GM Cancelling the December 24, 1991 regular meeting of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0368 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Water Department Contract No. WD-2000, San Andreas 
Water Treatment Plant Expansion, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Contract Modification No. 10 
(Final) in the credit amount of $12,744; authorizing 
an extension of time for unavoidable delays of 192 
calendar days; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $37,610 to Swinerton and Walberg Company, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0369 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Water Department Contract No. WD-2056, Bay Division 
Pipelines No. 1 and 2 - Timber Trestle Repairs, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Debit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $38,575.81 and 
credit to the City in the amount of $4.14; 
authorizing an extension of time of 19 calendar days 
for additional work; authorizing transfer of funds 
in the amount of $26,000 from the Facilities 
Pipeline Inspections account; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $38,575.81 to Stacey and 
Witbeck, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0370 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Water & Power Contract No. 
HH-831, Moccasin Powerhouse Interior Repair and 
Painting, in the amount of $59,450 to River City 
Painting, Inc., Sacramento, CA . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0371 MR Requesting the Board of Supervisors' approval to 
extend the time for award of Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-889R, Flynn Facility Modifications. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0372 MR Approving Debit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $99,797.41 for additional work to the San 
Francisco Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1022,- 
Metro Yards - Security Fencing & Gates, Woods Yard - 
Security Fencing & Gates; and approving an extension 
of time of 150 calendar days to Oakland Fence 
Company, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0373 MR Ratifying an Agreement and Release to San Francisco 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1022, Metro Yards 
- Security Fencing & Gates, Woods Yard - Security 
Fencing & Gates; and authorizing an extension of 
time of 14 calendar days to Oakland Fence Company, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0374 PT Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of September 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0375 WD Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to negotiate and execute an agreement with the State 
Department of Fish and Game for the sale of 5,920 
acre feet of water originally purchased from the 
Placer County Water Agency. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0376 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water 

Department to advertise a Request-f or-Proposals 
(RFP) from interested professional consulting firms 
to perform a requirement analysis and prepare a 
master plan for a total utility Supervisory Control 
and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0377 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to modify the 

existing contract with Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc. 
to support the procurement of Light Rail Vehicles 
(Phase II), increasing the amount by $4,174,684 for 
a total cost not-to-exceed $5,171,882, extending the 
time to complete the contract to June 30, 1996; and 
certification of $370,095 for the first year of 
consultant support. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0378 MR Authorizing and directing the Municipal Railway to 
extend the route of the 1-CALIFORNIA across Market 
to Howard Street; authorizing partial discontinuance 
of 1-CALIFORNIA service during weekday, daytime 
periods on Clay Street between Davis and Drumm 
Streets, and on Drumm Street between Clay and 
Sacramento Streets; and requesting the Board of 
Supervisors not to disapprove partial discontinuance 
of service. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0379 MR Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
modify the contract with New Flyer Industries 
Limited for an amount, excluding sales tax, 
not-to-exceed $15,300,000 to purchase (25) 
additional Articulated Trolley Coaches. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0380 MR Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
modify the contract with New Flyer Industries 
Limited for the purchase of (24) 60-Foot Articulated 
Diesel Coaches by incorporating the Master 
Resolution List; providing for additional parts and 
eguipment valued at $337,900; increasing the 
contract amount by $50,000; and offsetting 
liguidated damages amounting to $287,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0381 MR Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
re-advertise for the procurement of an Advanced 
Train Control System (ATCS) for the subway portion 
of the Muni Metro. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0382 UEB Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into an agreement with the City of Daly 
City, upon Board of Supervisors approval of the 
indemnification clause, to reconstruct the overhead 
trolley system for the 14-Mission trolley line. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Toupin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



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Report of the General Manager 

Early Retirement (Proposition A) and Hiring Freeze 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities Commission, 
stated that Proposition A (an early retirement incentive) was passed 
November 5, 1991 by the San Francisco voters. Proposition A 
provides early retirement incentives and requires that the greater 
of 50% or 500 positions vacated by retirees be abolished in the 
1992/93 budget. Just what impact this measure would have on the 
Water Department, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, Municipal Railway 
and the PUC bureaus is unclear in terms of which positions would be 
exempt . 

Mr. Elzey stated that the employee's option to take advantage of 
Proposition A is completely voluntary. Staff cannot solicit from 
employees whether or not they plan to retire, take actions to induce 
employees to take advantage of early retirement or discuss their 
options. If an employee seeks advice from a manager or department 
head regarding their options they will be referred to the Retirement 
Board. An employee who choses to take advantage of early retirement 
has the option to tell their manager or not, or may choose to begin 
the process and on the very last day change their mind. So despite 
what some might think to be an orderly planning process for early 
retirement, it is difficult for a manager to plan around these 
constraints. The City Attorney's Office will be issuing a 
memorandum through the Mayor's Office which will lay out guidelines 
to departments for the granting of unvested sick leave and vacation 
time during this time period. 

In addition, the Mayor has instituted a hiring freeze. To what 
extent that hiring freeze will affect the PUC is unclear. Mr. Elzey 
stated that no requisition to fill a vacant position would be 
approved by the Mayor's Office unless the position meets certain 
criteria. The Mayor's Office is going to be looking very closely at 
each request to fill a vacant position, dealing with them on a case 
by case basis. 

Budget Schedule 

Mr. Elzey said that staff had not yet received any specific budget 
instructions from the Mayor's Office for Fiscal Year 1992/93. What 
staff has received is technical information about how the budget 
should be submitted in terms of form. But staff does not know what 
kind of constraints will be placed on a department with regard to 
the General Fund, whether to add or maintain or delete positions for 
next year's budget. 

Mr. Elzey stated that until they receive specific budget 
instructions, it would be difficult for the department to begin 
developing different types of stategic budgetary issues for the 
Commission to review. It is anticipated that the budget 
instructions would be received sometime in December. Until then, 
staff will be moving forward with the normal budget planning 
process. Mr. Elzey noted that the Commission requested that staff 
provide an advance list of budget policy issues prior to the budget 
process. Mr. Elzey recommended that staff be allowed to provide 
that information to the Commission by January 3, 1992. Tentatively, 
the first public hearing would be scheduled for January 14, 1992 to 
review Muni's proposed budget and, thereafter on January 28, 1992 a 
second public hearing would be set up to discuss the Water 
Department, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power and the Bureau's budgets 
which have to be submitted to the Mayor's Office by February 14, 
1992. 



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Commissioner Chin asked what the worse case senario would be for the 
various departments if those who were eligible took advantage of 
Proposition A. 

Mr. Elzey responded that he would provide the potential worse case 
senario to the Commission but that there still is no way of knowing 
just how many employees will take advantage of early retirement. He 
said that he hopes that since the Water Department and Hetch Hetchy 
Water and Power are enterprise funds that they would be completely 
exempt. Steps are being taken in terms of talking to the Mayor's 
Office and the Controller's Office to make sure that happens. But 
the City's overall budgetary status with regard to anticipated 
revenues won't be available until late December. 

Commissioner Chin asked what was the system of ultimate approval for 
filling these vacant positions. 

Mr. Elzey replied that a committee of three, consisting of the 
Controller, Mayor, and Civil Service General Manager, will sit and 
review each and every position on a case by case basis to determine 
whether or not to fill a vacant position. It won't be on a first 
come first served basis. Currently, there are no guidelines 
established as to when that Committee will meet to deliberate, how 
they will deliberate or what the process and procedures would be. 
It is very clear how the retirement system will treat employees who 
are eligible to retire under Proposition A, but it is unclear how 
the City will respond to replacing those employees. 

Transit Shelter Update 

Mr. Lew Lillian, Vice President, Gannett Outdoor, Inc., gave an 
update on the Transit Shelter Program. He stated that there were 
currently 1,000 shelters in place with approximately 260 phones 
installed by Pacific Bell. Out of the 1,000 shelters, 982 shelters 
are illuminated. Five nights a week the shelters are checked by a 
illumination patrol unit. The problem of broken glass in the 
shelters has slowed down tremendously over the past year with only 
an average of 3 to 6 shelters per week being vandalized. He 
presented photographs of shelters constructed of perforated steel 
and plexiglass which have held up very well against breakage. 

Mr. Lillian remarked that the graffiti problem in the shelters has 
improved throughout the City. He stated that the superintendent of 
Lowell High School wants to adopt the shelters in their neighborhood 
so that their students can receive community service credit for 
maintaining the shelters. Mr. Lillian also noted that the Gannett 
Shelter Project in San Francisco was the number one City contractor 
in women and minority compliance. 

Mr. David Pilpel remarked that for safety reasons he would like to 
see additional phones installed at more locations and that all the 
shelters be illuminated. 

Revenue Collection and Counterfeit Fast Passes 

Mr. Elzey made reference to an article in the newspaper about a 
theft of Muni funds. He reported that staff was initiating a 
management audit of the PUC revenue collection process as a result 
of this occurrence. The media also commented on counterfeit Fast 
Passes that were being circulated. Staff is looking at various 



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ways in which to solve this problem. One short range solution would 
be to devise a sticker that could be put on Fast Passes which cannot 
be duplicated. The second solution would be to possibly retrofit 
the fareboxes with card swipe readers on the buses to accommodate a 
sliding Fast Pass card which would not only help staff detect 
counterfeit passes but would also give Muni better ridership 
information . 

President Chiesa inguired as to when the problem of counterfeit Fast 
Passes could be solved. Mr. Elzey responded that if the option for 
stickers were implemented, the time frame would be around January 1, 
1992. If the option to retrofit the fareboxes with a card swipe 
reader was chosen, then that would be completed by March 1992. 

President Chiesa asked if the passenger boarding process would be 
slowed down by implementation of the card swipe readers and what 
other transit systems use them. Mr. Elzey replied that it could 
cause some delay depending upon the kind of machine that is 
installed and the position of the machine. Card swipe readers are 
currently being used by Miami and Spokane transit authorities and 
Seattle Transit Authority is in the process of purchasing them as 
well . 

Commissioner Chin inguired if it were possible to determine the loss 
in revenue that is occurring due to counterfeit Fast Passes. Mr. 
Elzey stated that possibly that could be determined by whatever net 
increase in revenue Muni receives as a result of implementing these 
changes . 



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Resolution No. 91-0375 -- Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to negotiate and execute an agreement with the State 
Department of Fish and Game for the sale of 5,920 acre feet of water 
originally purchased from the Placer County Water Agency. 

Mr. John P. Mullane, General Manager, Water Department, explained 
that currently 5,920 acre feet of the water purchased from Placer 
County Water Agency is being held at Folsom Reservoir which must be 
moved as soon as possible to avoid any spillage. Mr. Mullane said 
there were three options the department could take regarding the 
5,920 acre feet of water at Folsom Reservoir. The first option 
would be to let the water spill, whereby the department would take a 
loss on the total price paid for the water. The second option would 
involve substantial transportation costs incurred by transporting 
the water to San Luis Reservoir where the potential for spillage is 
also high. The third option, which staff is recommending, would be 
to sell the 5,920 acre feet of water to the Department of Fish and 
Game to meet their fish related releases. Mr. Mullane stated that 
this would recapture about one third of the cost paid to Placer 
County Water Agency for the purchase of water. In addition, the 
department would be making a contribution to the environment and 
establish credibility with the various regulatory agencies. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 91-0375 was approved. 

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Resolution No. 91-0376 -- Authorizing the General Manager of the 
Water Department to advertise a Reguest-f or-Proposals (RFP) from 
interested professional consulting firms to perform a requirement 
analysis and prepare a master plan for a total utility Supervisory 
Control and Data Acguisition (SCADA) system. 

Mr. Mullane stated that SCADA is a highly sophisticated and 
automated computerized system that would allow the department to 
determine where the water is in the system, monitor system 
performance, help identify and analyze problems in the system, and 
operate and adjust the system. He said that the length of time 
involved in developing this program would take approximately 6 years 
at a cost of $1 million per year. Staff is requesting that the 
Commission authorize an RFP so that the department could solicit a 
consultant to help develop a plan that could be used in soliciting 
the actual preparation of the SCADA system. 

Commissioner Toupin inquired if there would be any cost savings once 
the SCADA system is operational. Mr. Mullane responded that overall 
cost savings would not be seen. Basically, the implementation of 
the SCADA system would allow the department to perform its job more 
efficiently. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 91-0376 was approved. 



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Resolution No. 91-0378 — Authorizing and directing the Municipal 
Railway to extend the route of the 1-CALIFORNIA across Market to 
Howard Street; authorizing partial discontinuance of 1-CALIFORNIA 
service during weekday, daytime periods on Clay Street between Davis 
and Drumm Streets, and on Drumm Street between Clay and Sacramento 
Streets; and requesting the Board of Supervisors not to disapprove 
partial discontinuance of service. 

Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Stategic Planning, Municipal Railway, 
stated that over the years there has been significant growth in 
ridership south of Market Street. Approval of this resolution would 
authorize the Municipal Railway to extend the 1-CALIFORNIA line 
during the peak hours across Market Street via Davis and Beale to a 
terminal on Howard, returning via Main to the regular route and out 
Sacramento. Not only would extension of the 1-CALIFORNIA line 
provide access to white collar jobs south of Market but also provide 
access between Chinatown and the garment industry jobs south of 
Market. Mr. Straus stated that the operating costs for this 
extension would be funded from the Transit Impact Development Fee 
(TIDF) . 

Mr. Pilpel spoke in support of the extension of the 1-CALIFORNIA 
line. He said that he was interested in what service enhancements 
were TIDF funded. Mr. Angelo Figone, General Superintendent of 
Schedules, Municipal Railway, responded that TIDF improvements for 
the Municipal Railway are currently underway. He decribed some of 
Muni's service enhancements, such as: peak service improvements on 
the 15 line; additional coaches to provide more reliable service on 
the 9ABX; extended service hours on trolley coach 41 line; and, 
service improvements on motor coach line 30-EXPRESS from the Marina. 

On motion of Commissioner Chin, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 91-0378 was approved. 

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Public Comments 

Mr. William C. Cooke, President, Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc., 
requested that the Commission follow through with the award of Hetch 
Hetchy Water and Power Contract No. HH-830 made at the October 8, 
1991 Commission meeting. He stated that Healy Tibbitts Builders, 
Inc. was a local business enterprise both under the 1989 and 1991 
ordinances. He was of the opinion that the Commission reaffirm its 
earlier award to Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc. despite any protest 
from Creamer Brothers, Inc. 

Mr. Paul J. Laveroni, Attorney for Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc., 
remarked that the court denied the preliminary injunction initiated 
by Creamer Brothers, Inc. He stated there was no legal reason why 
the PUC could not award the contract to Healy Tibbitts Builders, 
Inc. and that failure to go forward could damage a local entity and 
allow Creamer Brothers to achieve an award they were not entitled to. 

Mr. James P. Watson, Attorney for Creamer Brothers, Inc., said that 
the PUC's General Counsel stated before Judge Pollock that it was 
staff's recommendation to reject all bids for Contract No. HH-830 
and authorize readvertisement . Creamer Brothers, Inc. has had no 
opportunity to examine the corporate documents that were presented 
to the court by Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc. Mr. Watson stated 
that the lawsuit currently pending against the PUC and Healy 
Tibbitts Builders, Inc. would not be dismissed unless the contract 
was open for rebid. 

Mr. Proctor Jones commented on the noise caused by the 83 bus line 
in his neighborhood and stated that Muni was currently conducting a 
study on the 83 line. He requested, in the interim, that the 
Commission approve a temporary schedule which would give relief to 
the neighborhood from the noise caused by the 83 line. 

Mr. Robert Owen, representing the Sign and Display Union, brought to 
the Commission's attention a problem that exists between their union 
members and Carters and Posters, Inc., a subcontractor of 
Transportation Displays, Inc., which does advertising for the 
Municipal Railway. He stated that Carters and Posters was in 
arrears in payments into the employees' retirement fund, that there 
was no current workers' compensation plan and that they were two 
months in arrears in union dues which are being withheld from the 
workers. Also, payroll is not being met on a timely basis. 

Mr. Elzey responded that he had met with the President of 
Transportation Displays, Inc. and representatives of the Sign and 
Display Union to resolve this problem. President Chiesa emphasized 
that due to the nature of this problem that staff move expeditiously 
to resolve this matter. 

Mr. Pilpel inquired as to the progress being made on the 31-BALBOA 
line and whether or not the project was scheduled to be completed by 
March or April of 1992. He also expressed his concerns regarding 
the delay in receiving budget instructions from the Mayor. Mr. 
Pilpel was of the opinion that staff should examine the structure of 
PUC as a whole, especially restructuring of the PUC bureaus, in 
light of the current budget crisis. He also stated that if staff 
decides to go forward with the implementation of the card swipe 
readers on all the Muni vehicles, it would have a significant impact 
on boarding time and was of the opinion that the decision to go 
ahead with that project would require Commission approval. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:43 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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<^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

November 26, 1991 



COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Nancy G. Walker 



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PUBLIC ' »~sRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 



Present: President Sherri Chiesa, Vice President Gordon Chin, 
Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin, Commissioner H. Welton 
Flynn, Commissioner Nancy G. Walker 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of November 12, 1991 were approved. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0383 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 
payment of claims against the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway, totalling $300,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 
Excused - Chiesa 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0384 FM Approving collection of charges for damages for the 
month of October 1991, against the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway from miscellaneous debtors in the 
amount of $7,191.70 and write-off compromise 
reductions for comparative negligence in the amount 
of $552.31; and Bureau of Light, Heat & Power from 
miscellaneous debtors in the amount of $230. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0385 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No 
WD-2052, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Fremont Street between Market and Harrison Streets, 
in the amount of $198,380 to Shaw Pipeline, Inc., 
San Francisco, CA; and requesting Board of 
Supervisors' approval to extend the time for award 
of this contract. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0386 MR Awarding San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract 

No. MR-893, Procurement of Special Trackwork for San 
Francisco Municipal Railway J & M Layover Terminals, 
in the amount of $1,053,900 to A & K Railroad 
Materials, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0387 PT Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of October 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0388 GM Approving execution of the Real Property Ownership 

Agreement between the Peninsula Commute Joint Powers 
Board (JPB) and its member agencies; and urging the 
Board of Supervisors to authorize the Mayor to 
execute the Agreement. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0389 WD Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to proceed with the issuance of not-to-exceed 
$135,000,000 principal amount of San Francisco Water 
Revenue Bonds, 1992 Refunding Series A, for the 
purpose of refunding the 1987 Bonds in accordance 
with Section 7.300(5) of the Charter. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0390 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute Cooperative Agreement No. RM-67 with 
Caltrans to direct the Municipal Railway Data 
Collection staff to conduct ridership counts and 
data collection services, beginning December 1, 1991 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

91-0391 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to modify agreement with Ferguson and Company for an 
extension of time from 12/31/91 to 12/31/92 for 
auditing and consulting services on an "as-needed" 
basis . 



VOTE 



Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0392 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to modify agreement with Williams, Adley & Company 
for an extension of time from 12/31/91 to 12/31/92 
for auditing and consulting services on an 
"as-needed" basis. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Chin, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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Announcement 

President Chiesa welcomed on behalf of the Commission, Commissioner 
Nancy G. Walker to the Public Utilities Commission. 



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Old Business 

President Chiesa reguested an update on the status of the theft of 
Muni funds. Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities 
Commission, replied that a comprehensive management and security 
audit had already been initiated on the PUC revenue collection 
process . 

Ms. Michelle N. Witt, Acting Finance Director, Bureau of Finance, 
noted that Muni is installing new fareboxes on the buses that would 
actually read how much money is being deposited by the passenger. 
She said that the new fareboxes had been installed in vehicles in 
three of Muni's divisions: Potrero, Presidio and Flynn. She said 
that Muni would also be installing these new fareboxes on the LRV ' s 
in the month of December 1991. 

Ms. Witt said that in addition to the permanent fareboxes being 
installed, there would be two temporary changes that would take 
place. The first would be to rotate Muni's revenue collectors 
between divisions, especially divisions where the old fareboxes are 
still in place. The second temporary change would be to rotate the 
Burns security guards so that the guards would no longer accompany 
the same revenue collectors. 



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Commissioner Chin requested that staff incorporate in the upcoming 
budget hearings not only the issue of counterfeit Fast Passes, but 
the implementation of Muni's new farebox system and any costs 
incurred in the rotation process. 

Mr. Elzey stated that the audit probably would not be completed in 
time for the budget hearings, but that staff would keep the 
Commission updated through interim reports. 

Commissioner Flynn remarked that some time ago the PUC hired 
Deloitte, Haskins & Sells to perform an audit on a similar 
situation. He asked staff to determine if the procedures that were 
put in place at that time were still in place when this theft took 
place . 

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New Business 

Commissioner Chin requested that the report prepared by California 
Urban Water Agencies on the Cost of Industrial Water Shortages be 
distributed to the business representatives that testified during 
the water rationing hearings. 

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Resolution No. 91-0383 -- Requesting the Controller to draw warrants 
in payment of claims against the San Francisco Municipal Railway, 
totalling $300,000. 

President Chiesa requested that she be allowed to abstain from 
voting due to a conflict of interest. Commissioner Walker moved to 
excuse President Chiesa from voting on this item. Commissioner 
Toupin seconded, and the motion was approved. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 91-0383 was approved. 

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Resolution No. 91-0386 -- Awarding San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-893, Procurement of Special Trackwork for San 
Francisco Municipal Railway J & M Layover Terminals, in the amount 
of $1,053,900 to A & K Railroad Materials, Inc., Salt Lake City, 
Utah. 

Mr. David Pilpel made reference to a public meeting to be conducted 
by staff on December 9, 1991 to discuss the J & M Layover Terminals 
project. He asked if this meeting was to discuss whether the 
Commission should purchase the rail or if a decision had already 
been made to proceed with this project in advance of the scheduled 
meeting . 

Mr. Ken Jew, Project Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, stated 
that this project has to be completed by April 1993 but that the 
procurement of the rail must be purchased before construction of the 
J & M Terminals begin. 

Commissioner Walker asked whether the purpose of the public meeting 
was to allow the community to change the course of the project. Mr. 
Johnny B. Stein, General Manager, Municipal Railway, responded that 
4 or 5 years ago staff held community meetings on the project. The 
agenda for the December 9th public meeting will be simply to explain 
to the public the construction phase of the project and the impact 
this project would have on the various communities. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 91-0386 was approved. 

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Resolution No. 91-0388 -- Approving execution of the Real Property- 
Ownership Agreement between the Peninsula Commute Joint Powers Board 
(JPB) and its member agencies; and urging the Board of Supervisors 
to authorize the Mayor to execute the Agreement. 

Mr. Elzey remarked that the execution of the Real Property Ownership 
Agreement between the JPB and its member agencies was just another 
part of the process to acguire the Peninsula Commute right-of-way. 
San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) has agreed to advance a 
portion of the funds, totalling $96 million, which is reguired to 
close the deal. Mr. Elzey stated that joint ownership of the 
right-of-way would be between the JPB and SamTrans pending repayment 
from the other member agencies. The City and County of San 
Francisco's obligation for repayment to SamTrans would be through a 
real estate transfer. 

Mr. Pilpel stated that he hoped that execution of this Agreement did 
not include the transfer of Muni's 40-Line right-of-way property. 
Ms. Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney, Public Utilities 
Commission, replied that this was an ownership agreement to provide 
security to SamTrans because they were advancing the $96 million to 
close the purchase. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 91-0388 was approved. 



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Resolution No. 91-0389 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to proceed with the issuance of not-to-exceed $135,000,000 
principal amount of San Francisco Water Revenue Bonds, 1992 
Refunding Series A, for the purpose of refunding the 1987 Bonds in 
accordance with Section 7.300(5) of the Charter. 

Ms. Jean Mariani, Special Projects Manager, Finance Bureau, 
requested that the Commission approve the refunding of the 1987 
Water Revenue Bonds. Currently, interest rates are at a twelve year 
low and significant savings would be achieved if the bonds were 
refunded at this time. She stated that this resolution would 
authorize the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission to 
select the underwriters for the issuance of the bonds, to prepare 
necessary documents and an official statement. Prior to issuing the 
bonds, staff would return to the Commission with the final documents 
for their approval. 

Commissioner Walker asked if there was a downside in refunding the 
1987 Water Revenue Bonds. Ms. Mariani replied that the only 
downside to refunding the 1987 Bonds would be that the indenture 
could not be accessed if staff wanted to make any changes to the 
indenture . 

Commissioner Chin inquired if other City departments were refunding 
their bonds given the current market conditions. Mr. Elzey replied 
that he didn't know since there was no central mechanism within City 
government tracking bond transactions. 



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Commissioner Chin asked how the annual savings of $465,000 would 
affect the 1992/93 budget. Ms. Mariani responded that the debt 
service in the Water Department's budget would be reduced by 
$465,000. 

Commissioner Flynn asked who were the underwriters for the bonds. 
Mr. Elzey stated that approval of this resolution would allow the 
General Manager to select the underwriters for the bonds. 
Therefore, a Reguest-f or-Proposal (RFP) must be prepared to be able 
to make such a selection. 

Commissioner Flynn stated he was concerned about minority 
participation in the selection process of the underwriters and 
reguested that staff inform the Commission of their selection before 
the final documents are executed. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 91-0389 was approved. 



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Item No. 11 — Authorizing the General Manager of the Water 
Department to amend the existing contract with Information and 
Support Services to fund the second 12 months of the 36-month 
agreement by authorizing an additional $150,000 for the design, 
implementation and administration of a system-wide Water Education 
Program. (Continued to the December 10, 1991 meeting) 

Mr. John P. Mullane, General Manager, Water Department, stated that 
on January 9, 1990 the Public Utilities Commission authorized a two 
year contract with Information and Support Services (ISS) with an 
option to extend the contract for an additional year for the 
development of a system-wide water education package for grades 
kindergarten through 12th. During the first year of the contract, 
ISS developed a curriculum which was geared towards the 4th through 
6th grades involving the preparation of student workbooks and 
teacher guides, teacher training, and a distribution system for 
educational services. The second year of the contract had already 
been approved but because the funding is annual, staff is reguesting 
approval of the amount of $150,000 for the second year funding. 

Mr. Mullane stated that funding was no longer available to ISS as of 
June 30, 1991. Due to a tactical error on staff's part, ISS 
continued work beyond that time. The City Attorney had advised 
staff that once the funding mechanism was approved by the 
Commission, then payment to ISS could be made retroactively for work 
performed. 

Commissioner Chin remarked that this water educational program for 
the schools was very important and reguested that staff prepare a 
more detailed report in terms of what ISS has accomplished up to 
this point before any action is taken by the Commission. 

Commissioner Flynn reguested that all departments prepare a report 
listing the contracts in existence where they may have expired and 
where we are incurring liability beyond what has been authorized by 
the Commission. 

Commissioner Toupin moved to continue this item to the December 10, 
1991 meeting. Commissioner Flynn seconded. The item was continued. 

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MINUTES 



Oftl 



PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

December 10, 1991 

COMMISSIONERS 

Sherri Chiesa, President 

Gordon Chin, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Nancy G. Walker 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency and 
Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:14 P.M. 

Present: President Sherri Chiesa, Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin, 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Nancy G. Walker 

Excused: Vice President Gordon Chin 

On motion of Commissioner Walker, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
the Minutes of the regular meeting of November 26, 1991 were 
approved . 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted in Executive 
Session: 

91-0393 MR Approving settlement of Charles T. Baker v. City and 
County of San Francisco, Superior Court No. 869-514. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 

On motion of Walker, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0394 MR Approving the Municipal Railway Americans with 
Disabilities Act Paratransit Service Plan and 
directing staff to submit this plan to the 
Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Urban 
Mass Transportation Administration. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0395 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 
payment of claims against the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway, totalling $29,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Walker 
Excused - Chiesa 

On motion of Walker, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0396 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2093, 6-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Perry, Stillman, Freelon, Welsh, Zoe and Ritch 
Streets . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 



91-214 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0397 WD Designating Tuesday, January 28, 1992, at 2:00 p.m., 
in Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco as the date, 
time and place for a public hearing to consider 
adoption of the Urban Water Shortage Contingency 
Plan. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 

On motion of Walker, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0398 MR Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1024, Woods 
Facility - Furnish and Install Combination Automatic 
Lock and Non-Rotator Plungers for Existing Hoists; 
approving Debit Contract Modification No. 3 in the 
amount of $2,912.13; authorizing an extension of 
time of 166 calendar days; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $9,660.08 to Ferris Hoist 
and Repair, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 

On motion of Walker, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0399 PT Approving extension to the existing lease of 12,066 
square feet of office space at 1155 Market Street 
for the Bureau of Personnel and Training for a term 
of 5 years, commencing on January 1, 1992. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 

On motion of Walker, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0400 HH Rejecting all bids on Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
Contract No. HH-829, ' Shaughnessy Septic System 
Rehabilitation Phase II; and authorizing readvertise- 
ment of the work as Contract No. HH-829R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Walker, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0401 GM Directing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
recommend an action to the Commission regarding the 
Transportation Displays, Inc. Agreement no later 
than January 14, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0402 WD Approving the terms and conditions and authorizing 
the execution of a 173 acre agricultural lease to 
Pacific Nurseries of California, Inc. and Mission 
Valley Rock Company, as co-lessees, of certain real 
property under the jurisdiction of San Francisco 
Water Department, for a term of three (3) years with 
an option for an additional three (3) years, 
commencing January 1, 1992 and terminating December 
31, 1994, at an annual rental of $17,300 for the 
purpose of farming in Sunol Valley. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0403 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water 

Department to extend a Memorandum-of-Understanding 
(MOU) with the Bay Area Water Users Association 
(BAWUA) in order to initiate a regional groundwater 
assessment study in the Water Department's service 
areas within San Mateo, Santa Clara and Alameda 
Counties . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0404 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water 

Department to amend the existing contract with 
Information and Support Services to fund the second 
12 months of the 36-month agreement by authorizing 
an additional $150,000 for the design, 
implementation and administration of a system-wide 
Water Education Program. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 

On motion of Walker, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0405 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute the Fifth Amendment with Grueneich, 
Ellison & Schneider, increasing the amount by 
$396,000, for a total not-to-exceed $1,290,000 for 
legal services pertaining to water supplies. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0406 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to negotiate and execute a standard form contract 
for confidential economic consulting services 
related to the Urban Water Management Plan Act, Bay 
Delta hearings and for services related to Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission matters with David M. 
Dornbusch & Company with terms up to June 30, 1993. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0407 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to negotiate and execute a standard form contract 
for confidential economic consulting services 
related to the Urban Water Management Plan Act, Bay 
Delta hearings and for services related to Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission matters with McLeod & 
Associates with terms up to June 30, 1993. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0408 MR Authorizing and directing the Municipal Railway to 
increase peak period trolley coach service on the 
9-SAN BRUNO line between the Ferry Building and 25th 
Street . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0409 UEB Approving the Mission Bay Transportation Projects 
Agreement and California Environmental Quality Act 
(CEQA) findings; recommending Board of Supervisor's 
approval; and authorizing acceptance of deeds to 
parcels . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Walker, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0410 UEB Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to execute Amendment No. 5 to the 
Professional Services Agreement with EIP Associates 
to provide environmental consultation and 
geotechnical support throughout the remainder of 
construction of the Calaveras Pipeline Replacement 
Project . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0411 UEB Awarding San Francisco Hetch Hetchy Water & Power 
Contract No. HH-828R, Moccasin Penstock Saddle 
Replacement, in the amount of $2,627,000 to Soil 
Engineering Construction, Inc.; and requesting Board 
of Supervisor's approval to extend the time for 
award of this contract. 



VOTE: 



Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 



On motion of Walker, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0412 UEB Awarding San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract 

No. MR-868, Metro Center Improvement - Track Switch 
Electrification and Replacement, in the amount of 
$359,000 to Shimmick Construction Company, Inc. and 
A. Ruiz Construction Company and Associates, AJV; 
and requesting Board of Supervisor's approval to 
extend the time for award of this contract. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 

On motion of Walker, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

91-0413 UEB Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau to 
request proposals from environmental consulting 
firms to provide environmental consultant services 
for a period of twenty-four (24) months at a cost 
not-to-exceed $250,000 to assist staff on various 
capital improvement projects. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Walker 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



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Announcement 

President Chiesa announced that the Commission met in Executive 
Session on December 10, 1991 and approved the settlement of Charles 
T. Baker v. City and County of San Francisco, Superior Court Case 
No. 869-514. 



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Report of the General Manager 

Breda Transportation. Inc. - LRV Contract 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager, Public Utilities Commission, 
reported that on Wednesday, December 4, 1991 the PUC had the 
opportunity to meet with representatives of Breda Costruzioni 
Ferroviarie of Pistoia, Italy to officially sign the contract for 
the delivery of 35 new light-rail vehicles (LRVs) . He stated that 
Breda negotiated with the PUC a preliminary agreement for the City 
and County of San Francisco to be considered for the primary site 
location for final assembly of the new LRVs. Mr. Elzey stated that 
staff would be working very closely with Breda regarding this issue 

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Public Hearing 

Resolution No. 91-0394 -- Approving the Municipal Railway Americans 
with Disabilities Act Paratransit Service Plan and directing staff 
to submit this plan to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission 
and the Urban Mass Transportation Administration. 

Ms. Annette Williams, Manager, Accessible Services Program, 
Municipal Railway, stated that the Department of Transportation 
reguires that all public transit entities provide complementary 
paratransit services for disabled persons who cannot access regular 
fixed-route services, as a result of the passage of the Americans 
with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Municipal Railway's Complementary 
Paratransit Service Plan had been prepared by Cerenio Management 
Group which is required to be implemented over a maximum of a 
five-year period. Ms. Williams said that the Municipal Railway has 
always recognized the need for paratransit services in addition to 
accessible public transit services, realizing that these two 
services meet the needs of passengers with different types of 
disabilities. The Municipal Railway made extensive outreach efforts 
towards the community of persons with disabilities explaining the 
draft ADA Plan. As the ADA Plan was being drafted, it was reviewed 
by an ADA subcommittee of the Paratransit Coordinating Council and 
the Muni Accessibility Advisory Committee. 

Ms. Williams summarized the components of the ADA Complementary 
Paratransit Service Plan, which included a description of both the 
current Muni fixed-route services, the accessible fixed-route 
services and the ADA eligibility process. Also, the Municipal 
Railway is participating on a regional level with the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission (MTC) to develop a regional eligibility 
process so that people all over the Bay Area would be able to access 
paratransit services from one county to another. Ms. Williams 
further stated that staff was working on cooperative agreements with 
AC Transit, SamTrans, BART and Golden Gate to provide paratransit 
services within San Francisco. 

Ms. Williams distributed to the Commission the staff's responses to 
earlier public input on the plan. Subjects covered include: 
fixed-route accessible vehicles; fares; coordination of travel 
between counties; the importance of self-assessment in the 
eligibility process; the use of certain terms related to the text of 
the plan; continued service for non-ADA paratransit users; the 
quality of current lift-van service; the need to address persons 
with environmental illnesses and multiple chemical sensitivities; 
the need for careful budget planning; whether travel training was 
going to be mandatory for all ADA paratransit applicants; and the 
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President Chiesa invited public comments. 

Ms. Sun Chan commented that she has been a paratransit passenger for 
six or seven years which enabled her to go to school. 

Mr. Bill Bruckner spoke in support of the plan, noting that 
paratransit users can now have 24-hour a day service, same day 
reservations, and that limitation on the number of trips provided to 
individuals utilizing the lift-van mode would be removed. He 
expressed his concern related to the eligibility criteria, travel 
training for the fixed-route system, the limitation of 21 days for 
visitors with disabilities, the appeals process, and the issue of 
eligibility for persons with environmental illness/multiple chemical 
sensitivities . 

Ms. Faye Roberts stated that although she was not opposed to 
self -assessment or medical certification of disabled individuals, 
she was opposed to functional verification. She also spoke in 
opposition to any mandated travel training criteria. Ms. Roberts 
said that she hoped the ADA Plan would transcend to integration, 
inclusion and choice. 

Ms. Barbara Schipper, representing the Paratransit Coordinating 
Council, commented that the Public Utilities Commission was meeting 
the needs of the public in terms of paratransit services. 

Ms. Martha Cowan was of the opinion that the ADA criteria was taking 
away the paratransit user's choice of options and forcing the user 
to use public transportation as a mandatory requirement. She stated 
that she was in favor of travel training but that it should not be 
mandatory. 

Ms. Celeste White expressed her concerns on eligibility criteria for 
paratransit services. She stated that she was opposed to any move 
to adopt functional testing as a main indicator of eligibility for 
paratransit services or the possible replacement of medical 
certification. She was of the opinion that people with disabilities 
should have the freedom to decide for themselves what transportation 
services would be best suited for them. 

Mr. Phillip Seronick remarked that the Discount Card fare increase 
from $2.50 to $4.50 was to subsidize paratransit services and hoped 
that these services were being rendered. 

Ms. Marianne Ades spoke in support of the ADA Plan as a whole. She 
expressed concern related to van service time of pick up, the use of 
lifts versus rarnps on the LRVs , communication with the drivers, 
insurance requirements regarding use of seat belts, and the 
20-minute taxicab response time. 

Mr. Skip Alunan read a written statement on behalf of Maria Cavazos 
regarding the ADA Plan. Ms. Cavazos' statement expressed her fear 
in using fixed-route transportation and that the standardized 
eligibility process should include an individualized criteria 
screening in its policy. 

Mr. Michael Kwok was of the opinion that the ADA criteria was more 
restrictive than the present criteria in the plan. He stated that 
all available funds should be spent for improving paratransit 
services . 

Mr. Peter Mendoza spoke in opposition to functional testing in order 
to be certified. He suggested that whoever sits on the eligibility 
review panel respect the civil rights of the disabled. 

Ms. Rochelle Frazier, Executive Director, Senior Escort Program, 
spoke in support of the ADA Plan but suggested that the PUC continue 
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Ms. Susan Molloy, representing the Environmental Health Network, 
said that she was glad that the ADA Plan was finally addressing 
persons who have environmental illnesses/multiple chemical 
sensitivities and that it was critical that the travel trainers, 
eligibility reviewers, dispatch personnel, and driver and 
maintenance crews were aware of persons with this disability. 

Mr. John Caillpau stated that he had an environmental illness 
condition and was looking forward to paratransit services that would 
make the vans a safer place for persons with environmental illnesses 

Commissioner Walker asked what the next step was regarding the ADA 
Paratransit Plan. Ms. Williams replied that the comments would be 
summarized and submitted with the ADA Plan to UMTA upon approval of 
the Commission. 

The public hearing was closed. 

On motion of Commissioner Walker, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 91-0394 was approved. 

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Resolution No. 91-0395 -- Reguesting the Controller to draw warrants 
in payment of claims against the San Francisco Municipal Railway, 
totalling $29,000. 

President Chiesa reguested that she be allowed to abstain from 
voting on this item due to a conflict of interest. Commissioner 
Walker moved to excuse President Chiesa from voting on this item. 
Commissioner Flynn seconded, and the motion was approved. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 91-0395 was approved. 



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Resolution No. 91-0401 -- Directing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to recommend an action to the Commission regarding the 
Transportation Displays, Inc. Agreement no later than January 14, 
1991. 



Mr. Elzey stated that Transportation Displays, Inc. (TDI) had 
reguested a substitution of their subcontractor, Carders and 
Posters, Inc. due to poor performance on various issues such as 
liability insurance, payroll and guality of work. Carders and 
Posters, Inc. has disputed those allegations and has protested the 
proposed substitution. Mr. Elzey remarked that the proposed 
resolution would give the General Manager the authority to determine 
whether or not the substitution of a Disadvantaged Business 
Enterprise (DBE) subcontractor should be made and to report the 
decision to the Commission at the first meeting in January 1992. 

Commissioner Walker asked the City Attorney to explain: 1) whether 
such a substitution could be made and by what authority; and, 2) if 
such a substitution could be made, who would make that decision and 
what would be the process. Ms. Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney, 
responded that the PUC has a contractual agreement with TDI. 
Therefore, if a decision were made to select a new subcontractor, 
the PUC would have to approve the subcontractor. 



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Ms. Reitzes stated that there were DBE obligations under the 
contract with TDI and that the selection of a substitute 
subcontractor would have to be evaluated for performance of TDI ' s 
DBE obligations under the contract. Therefore, the only obligation 
of PUC under the contract would be to approve the subcontractor, 
provided they meet all DBE requirements under the contract. 

Commissioner Walker asked what other requirements, besides the DBE 
obligations, does the PUC have for the subcontractor. Ms. Reitzes 
stated it was basically TDI ' s obligation to determine if its 
subcontractor was capable of fulfilling the obligations of TDI. 

Commissioner Toupin requested that staff review all elements of this 
situation and report back to the Commission with their 
recommendations. Commissioner Flynn moved that authority not be 
granted to the General Manager to approve or disapprove the 
substitution of a new DBE subcontractor but to report back to the 
Commission as to the subcontractor which qualifies for the 
Commission's approval. Commissioner Toupin seconded. The motion 
passed. President Chiesa voted against the motion. 

President Chiesa stated that due to the nature of this serious 
problem that it must be acted upon as soon as possible. She 
mentioned that she has continued to receive calls from the union 
that represents the workers employed by the subcontractor, Carders 
and Posters, Inc., and was dismayed that this matter had not been 
taken care of sooner. 

Mr. John Burton, representing TDI, stated that TDI ' s subcontractor, 
Carders and Posters, Inc., had not handled business in an 
appropriate manner. He said that there had been a breach of good 
faith and effort on the part of Carders and Posters, Inc. and that 
TDI found it impossible to work with them any longer due to their 
inability to supervise their employees properly, to meet their 
payroll, to resolve problems with liability insurance and the 
quality of their work. 

Mr. Burton requested that Carders and Posters, Inc. be replaced with 
a new DBE subcontractor. He stated that there was a proposal to 
hire a local person, Ms. Joan Brann, to become the new DBE 
subcontractor. Although Ms. Brann had not been in this business 
before, TDI, with their commitment to disadvantaged business 
enterprises, would be willing to help her with the technical and 
financial assistance it would take to start her business. Mr. 
Burton noted that when Carders and Posters, Inc. started in business 
that they did not have any experience in carding and posting until 
they were put in business by Winston, in Washington D.C. 

Commissioner Flynn concurred with Mr. Burton's comments but stated 
that his only reservation was that he did not want to delegate 
authority to the General Manager to approve the substitution but 
requested that a recommendation of the substitution be brought to 
the Commission for ratification. 

Commissioner Walker asked if TDI in the interim could continue to 
operate and perform the functions of the business while staff 
prepared a recommendation for the Commission's approval on a 
substitution, so the workers would not be adversely affected. Mr. 
Burton replied that TDI could operate the business in the interim 
but that in order to be in compliance with the contract, TDI must 
annually pay a minimum of $325,000 to a DBE subcontractor. 
Presently, he stated that there was no contract existing at this 
time between TDI and Carders and Posters, Inc., except on a 
week-to-week basis. 



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Mr. James M. Christian, Partner, Washington, Christian & Loafman, 
stated that after reviewing the contract between Carders and 
Posters, Inc. and TDI , that they regarded the contract as a contract 
of adhesion and against public policy. Mr. Christian said that 
Carders and Posters, Inc. was subjected to economic duress and 
economic strangulation by TDI and for this Commission to approve the 
substitution without allowing Carders and Posters, Inc. the 
opportunity to present their side would be unfair. He stated that 
Carders and Posters, Inc. takes the position that it had fully and 
competently performed its obligations under the subcontract 
agreement with TDI and that the allegations made by TDI were 
unfounded. Mr. Christian said that the bottom line was that Carders 
and Posters, Inc. just wanted an opportunity to perform the carding 
and posting services within the framework of a fair and equitable 
contractual relationship, and they could not accept that the PUC 
would allow TDI to take over the carding and posting operation. The 
issue should be addressed first as to whether or not substitution is 
warranted. While that decision is being formulated, Carders and 
Posters, Inc. should be afforded the opportunity to continue its 
operations under its contractual relationship with TDI. 

Ms. Karen Coleman, President, Carders and Posters, Inc., stated that 
nothing could be more important than to continue their operation of 
carding and posting of advertising for the PUC under fair and 
equitable conditions. Contrary to assertions made by TDI, she said 
that Carders and Posters, Inc. have always met their obligations 
under the contract in a highly sufficient and competent manner. Ms. 
Coleman stated that they were quite shocked at TDI ' s effort to 
remove them as a recognized DBE firm. She was of the opinion thdt 
TDI had engaged in conduct designed to discredit Carders and 
Posters, Inc.'s exemplary record in all markets and to specifically 
bring into question its performance. She noted that TDI was their 
sole source of revenue, thus putting TDI in a position to directly 
impact their ability to meet its payroll and other on-going 
financial obligations by simply manipulating the timing and amount 
of its payments. Despite TDI ' s consistent failure to compensate 
Carders and Posters, Inc. in a full and timely manner, they have 
continued to fulfill their obligations. 

Ms. Coleman appealed to the Commission to direct that TDI and 
Carders and Posters, Inc. continue to carry out their contractual 
expectations on a level playing field where both fairness and 
equitable treatment were the guiding principles in their evaluation. 

Mr. J. B. Martin, representing Automotive Machinists Union, Local 
1305, stated for the record that he recalled that 19 or 20 years ago 
Metromedia had the contract for advertising and that at that time 
City employees were the skilled craftsmen who were responsible for 
mounting the frames for the advertiser. Metromedia came before the 
Commission and convinced the Commission to award the whole contract 
to them, which included advertising and maintenance. The union was 
opposed to the Commission's decision and brought to the Commission's 
attention that there was a permanent Muni employee assigned to this 
work. Metromedia agreed to hire that individual, sign a union 
contract, and pay the prevailing rates. All went well for a number 
of years with no problems. 

Mr. Martin was of the opinion that from day one of the contract, 
employees of Carders and Posters, Inc. had been exploited and were 
currently being exploited in one way or another. He stated that he 
did not care who received the contract, as long as there was no 
exploitation of employees and that the current prevailing rate was 
paid. Mr. Martin said that he hoped the Commission would give 
careful consideration to this issue. 



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Mr. Bob Owen, representing the Sign and Display Union, stated that 
their union represents most of the workers at Carders and Posters, 
Inc. He said the problems the workers have had were not something 
that happened within the last couple of weeks or months but had been 
occurring since 1985. Mr. Owen mentioned that prior to 
renegotiating their 3-year agreement with Carders and Posters, Inc., 
he wrote a letter last year to TDI documenting the various problems 
they had with medical coverage, retirement payments, initiation fees 
and eguipment. 

Mr. Owen noted that TDI ' s contract with Carders and Posters, Inc. 
expired in October, 1991 and that TDI was not going to renew their 
contract with them. Meanwhile, he stated that the morale of the 
workers was bad due to the uncertainty of their jobs. TDI opened a 
separate operation performing carding and posting services. As a 
result, several workers left Carders and Posters, Inc. and went to 
work for TDI. Mr. Owen remarked that he would like to see this 
issue resolved as soon as possible because it is the workers who are 
the ones who are suffering, not knowing which entity they will be 
working for. 

Mr. Mike Cook, representing Automotive Machinists Union, Local 1305, 
remarked that within the last two years Carders and Posters, Inc. 
has not had an attitude of good faith towards its employees. He 
made reference to an ex-employee, Andy Parangan, who was laid off 
without notification over two weeks ago and was still owed his 
vacation, had not been advised of the status of his layoff, and had 
never had current medical coverage in over three years. Mr. Cook 
also said that Carders and Posters, Inc. had not responded to 
several letters from the union to meet on various grievences. He 
stated that he did not want to do business with Carders and Posters, 
Inc. now nor in the future. He said that he wanted to see a 
substitute DBE firm that would take care of business in a 
trustworthy manner. 

Mr. Andy Parangan, Jr., former employee for Carders and Posters, 
Inc., stated that in 1977 he was hired by Metromedia to do 
framework, maintenance and repair for advertising on Muni buses. He 
said that he did not start having problems with his employer until 
Carders and Posters, Inc. took over. At that time, he stated that 
he was accused of not performing his work and was accused of 
stealing. He also stated that Carders and Posters, Inc. had not 
paid for his health plan or workers' compensation payments in a 
timely manner. 

Mr. Vern Coleman, Vice President and General Manager, Carders and 
Posters, Inc., expressed his personal offense at the allegations 
made by TDI and union representatives. 

Mr. Washington Johnson, Operations Manager, Carders and Posters, 
Inc., stated that he was in charge of the day-to-day operations of 
Carders and Posters, Inc. He remarked that the allegations brought 
forth by TDI were unfounded and the issues and circumstances that 
have arisen are a direct result of the nature of the relationship 
between TDI and Carders and Posters, Inc. With respect to payroll, 
he said that the changes that have occurred recently are the direct 
result of delays in payments by TDI. Mr. Johnson indicated that the 
only source of income was from their prime contractor and if that 
income was not received in a timely manner there would be difficulty 
in meeting payroll and other expenses required to operate the 
business . 



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Mr. Burton said that he wanted to make three points: 1) that TDI 
was the only bidder for this contract, knowing they would take a 
loss because of the exclusion of tobacco and alcohol advertising; 2) 
that Carders and Posters, Inc. had received over the years $2 to $3 
million from TDI for various contracts; and 3) that if Carders and 
Posters, Inc. has a problem with TDI it is a matter for the court to 
determine the damages. Mr. Burton stated it was the right of any 
business to be able to determine who its subcontractors should or 
should not be. 

Commissioner Flynn made a motion to instruct TDI to put the 
operation in the same place it was before this incident arose. 
Specifically, that TDI not solicit from Carders and Posters, Inc.'s 
employees and that they make payments as they were originally 
proposed in the contract for the period of time that it takes the 
General Manager to come to this Commission with a recommendation. 
Further, that Carders and Posters, Inc. be responsible for and must 
pay any dues, wages, etc. due during this period to the various 
unions until this Commission makes a decision on who should receive 
the contract. The motion died due to lack of a second. 

Mr. Elzey remarked that if TDI were to replace their subcontractor 
without Commission approval, they would be in violation of their 
contract. He stated they would also be in violation of their 
contract if they were to continue to operate without meeting the DBE 
requirements set forth in the contract. 

Mr. Arnold Baker, Contract Compliance Officer, Public Utilities 
Commission, stated that TDI submitted a five-year plan at the time 
they submitted their proposal. In that five-year plan they 
designated the subcontractors they would use throughout the life of 
the contract, which was Carders and Posters, Inc. Mr. Baker said at 
the time of execution of the contract he requested that a letter of 
commitment be submitted by TDI requiring them to work with PUC staff 
related to any situation having to do with a substitution. 

Commissioner Walker made a motion moving that TDI conduct the 
business as per the contract and that this would not constitute a 
breach of contract and that the General Manager bring his 
recommendation back to this Commission no later than the first 
meeting in January 1992. 

Ms. Robin Reitzes stated that the contract itself required that TDI 
spend $325,000 in an annual expenditure for DBE participation. Ms. 
Reitzes remarked that TDI does not have to retain the same DBE 
subcontractor for the duration of five years if problems were to 
arise. She said it was incumbent upon the PUC to approve any new 
DBE subcontractor. 

Mr. Don Allman, representing TDI, stated their position was that 
they could no longer continue working with Carders and Posters, 
Inc. Respectfully, he requested that TDI be allowed to operate the 
business during the interim period and work with the General Manager 
to submit a recommendation to the Commission of a certifiable 
substitution . 

Commissioner Walker asked what happens in the interim. Ms. Reitzes 
responded that the Commission could request that for the time it 
takes the General Manager to come forth with a recommendation that 
both parties, in good faith, agree to continue to provide services. 
Commissioner Walker withdrew her motion. 



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President Chiesa suggested that somebody make a motion instructing 
the General Manager of Public Utilities to come back to this 
Commission no later than the next Commission meeting with a 
recommendation to this Commission for action. In the interim, the 
Commission expects TDI to live up to its existing contract with this 
Commission. Commissioner Toupin moved President Chiesa 's 
suggestion. Commissioner Walker seconded. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Walker, 
Resolution No. 91-0401 was approved. 



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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel commented on the public meeting held jointly by 
Caltrans and the Department of Parking and Traffic addressing the 
Route 280 Management Plan. He was of the opinion that these various 
agencies were not communicating with the Municipal Railway regarding 
this project and that they should observe the Transit First Policy 
and coordinate with Muni. 

Mr. Pilpel also complimented staff on the public meeting held at 
Commador Sloat School pertaining to the J & M Terminals. He 
remarked on the self-service fare collection proof of payment system, 

Finally, Mr. Pilpel requested that a separate set of calendar items 
be available to the public for review prior to the Commission 
meeting . 

Ms. Romaine A. Boldridge, Secretary, Public Utilities Commission, 
brought to the attention of the Commission a memorandum received 
from the Municipal Planners Association, Local 21 in the Department 
of City Planning concerning their ability to be able to fulfill 
contracts that departments are awarding to private consultants. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 5:35 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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